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hiss

verb uk   /hɪs/ us  
[I] to make a noise like a long 's': Why do snakes hiss? The iron was hissing and spluttering. People in the audience were hissing their disapproval. [T] to say something in a quiet angry way: "Shut up, Tom!" she hissed.

hiss

noun [C or U] uk   /hɪs/ us  
a sound like the letter 's': I heard a hiss and a pop as the cork came out of the bottle.
(Definition of hiss from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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