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hiss



Pronunciation: (his), [key]
v.i.
1. to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s prolonged, as a snake does, or as steam does when forced under pressure through a small opening.
2. to express disapproval or contempt by making this sound: The audience hissed when the actor forgot his lines.

v.t.
1. to express disapproval of by hissing: The audience hissed the controversial play.
2. to silence or drive away by hissing (usually fol. by away, down, etc.): They hissed down the author when he tried to speak.
3. to utter with a hiss.

n.
a hissing sound, esp. one made in disapproval.

Hiss



Pronunciation: (his), [key]
n.
Alger, born 1904, U.S. public official, accused of espionage 1948 and imprisoned for perjury 1950–54.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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