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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

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

Usage examples (20)
  • Some of the fuses issued in those days would burn down in a second or two, while others would "sizz" for a week before exploding.
  • One felt the tiny four-inch shell spatter against the conning tower armor, and the pieces ‘sizz’ over it.
  • I tried ever 'way to git him out -- even took up a coal o' fire an 'poked it under at him; but he thess laughed at that an' helt his apple agin 'it an' made it sizz.
  • For some time, he had speculated that putting the tailpiece to a rattlesnake inside the instrument would work a vast improvement on the sound, would give it a sizz and... for more
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