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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval; Express or utter with a hiss.

Usage examples (31)
  • The while desultory long-distance firing was indulged in by the discomfited foe, the bullets pinging against the hard ground or flying with a sharp "siss" overhead.
  • All that siss-boom-bah of yesterday was great promotion.
  • Simple and short answer: "SIX" pronounced "siss"because there is nothing following the number 6.
  • Simple and short answer: "SIX" (pronounced "siss") because there is nothing following the number 6. but, in the following examples: for more
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  • Something that is "cis" is something that has certain groups of atoms on the same side of the molecule, while to "siss" means to hiss.
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