hiss


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any of various derisive sounds of disapproval

to make a sharp sibilant sound

Synonyms for hiss

a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval

move with a whooshing sound

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express or utter with a hiss

show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

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