ADJ. sharp | faint, soft, low There was a low hiss on the tape. | audible
VERB + HISS give, let out The snake gave a hiss. | hear
PREP. with a ~ She drew in her breath with a hiss. | ~ of We could hear the faint hiss of escaping gas.
PHRASES boos and hisses, a hiss of air, the hiss of a snake > Note at SOUND
1 make a sound like a long ‘s’
ADV. gently The gas lamp hissed gently.
2 say sth in an angry, hissing voice
ADV. angrily, furiously ‘Don't be stupid!’ she hissed furiously. | quietly
PREP. at She hissed at me to be quiet.
PHRASES hiss (sth) through your teeth ‘Go away!’ he hissed through clenched teeth.