hiss

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(his)

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hiss

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. heard the hiss of [a cat, the teapot]
  2. the [cat's, snake's] hiss
  3. a [sharp, loud] hiss
  4. the hiss of [steam, the fire]
  5. the hiss of a boiling kettle
  6. let out a hiss of pain
  7. hiss or [distortion, background noise, hum]
  8. could hear a distinct hiss (coming from)
  9. gave a warning hiss
  10. a hiss of [disapproval, discontent, annoyance]
  11. hisses from the [audience, crowd]
v
  1. the [snake, cat] hissed (at me)
  2. was hissing like a [snake]
  3. hissing and spitting
  4. [air, oxygen] was hissing out
  5. hissing out of the [gap, crack, hole]
  6. [air, wind] was hissing through the [gap]
  7. the tire was hissing (air)
  8. hissed at me
  9. "…," he hissed [angrily] hiss v hissed through [clenched, gritted, his] teeth hiss v the fire crackled and hissed hiss v the speakers were hissing hiss v hitch v hitched up his [horse, pony] hitch v hitched his [horse] to [a post, the wagon] hitch
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