(v. i.) To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.
(v. i.) To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
(v. t.) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
(v. t.) To utter with a hissing sound.
(n.) A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the tongue and teeth, esp. as a token of disapprobation or contempt.
(n.) Any sound resembling that above described
(n.) The noise made by a serpent.
(n.) The note of a goose when irritated.
(n.) The noise made by steam escaping through a narrow orifice, or by water falling on a hot stove.
(1) There is the sound of engines hissing and crackling, which have been mixed to seem as near to the ear as the camera was to the cars; there is a mostly unnoticeable rustle of leaves in the trees; periodically, so faintly that almost no one would register it consciously, there is the sound of a car rolling through an intersection a block or two over, off camera; a dog barks somewhere far away.
(2) When Trump described her father as a “tremendous champion of supporting families”, there were boos and hisses.
(3) Even if we have to wait in line for a hissing coffee machine.
(4) Feline affective defense behavior, characterized mainly by autonomic arousal, ear retraction, growling, hissing and paw striking, was elicited by electrical stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH).
(5) Ragged-red fibers with abnormal mitochondria, cerebral spongiosis mostly involving white matter, perimacular pigmentary retinopathy and scattered myocardial fibrosis interrupting the Hiss'bundle were found.
(6) Mutants that require histidine due to an altered structural gene for the histidyl-transfer ribonucleic acid synthetase (hisS) have been isolated by a general selection for histidine-requiring strains in which the mutation producing histidine auxotrophy is unlinked to the histidine operon.
(7) If that happens, Osborne will get the blame as the hissing becomes deafening.
(8) Other factors hiss their message more perniciously.
(9) Sure, the season’s story, which focuses on Vanessa Ives’s struggle to decode the “memoirs of the devil” and fight a hissing viper pit of Lucifer’s witches, may be pure pulp burlesque, but that’s just the first layer of Penny Dreadful’s charm.
(10) Supporters of the Tunisian national football team whistle and hiss at the French national anthem before the match.
(11) Hissing and directed attack were selected for threshold determination.
(12) The earphones were with Eva, 11, who was listening to the soundtrack of Glee at a loud enough level to produce that particularly annoying mixture of hiss and thud.
(13) For the 30 years I have followed Spurs to away games – in pubs, around tube stations, on the streets around the ground and within Stamford Bridge itself, the venom, ignorance and breathtaking casualness of Chelsea fans’ references to Jews, Auschwitz, the Holocaust and foreskins, often accompanied by a hissing simulation of gas chambers, is simply shocking – not least because it goes unchallenged by police, stewards or the club itself, bar a token reference furtively hidden away in the match-day programme.
(14) Most tourists satisfy themselves with a quick drive around the crater rim, stopping for photos at the viewing points, but if you really want to smell the sulphur, feel the heat of the lava and hear the hissing of the steam vents, a bike tour is perfect.
(15) Arthur had a hapless sidekick, Chester Drawers, who he’d humiliate roundly in front of an audience, then come off stage and double down on by hissing something like: “I’ve seen a monkey take a pie better than that!” Will May’s government soon be forced to undergo an emergency Borisectomy?
(16) The injection of the D1-selective antagonist SCH 23390 (0.3 nmol), however, did not inhibit apomorphine-induced facilitation of hissing.
(17) The somatic and autonomic displays which accompanied defensive behavior were similar between stimuli, consisting of mydriasis, piloerection, growling, hissing and paw strikes.
(18) (“He took the cork out and spilled a little on the wooden plank of the pier; it hissed like steam.”) Only later in the last century did the crime begin to be associated with the developing rather than the developed rather than the developed world, as a function of male oppression and feudalism, rather than the green-eyed cruelty of richer societies.
(19) That said, as we make our way up the stairs he lets out a hiss of air.
(20) Air hissed out, leading to normalisation of arterial and venous pressures.
(n.) The formation of words in imitation of sounds; a figure of speech in which the sound of a word is imitative of the sound of the thing which the word represents; as, the buzz of bees; the hiss of a goose; the crackle of fire.
(1) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given to 106 Ss aged 10 to 12 yr. and 94 Ss aged 16 to 19 yr.
(2) 72 college adults were administered Onomatopoeia and Images and the Gordon Test of Visual Imagery Control.
(3) 90 college students (31 men and 59 women) were categorized as moderately autonomous, less autonomous (less highly controlled) and non-autonomous (high controlled) imagers according to the Gordon Test of Visual Imagery Control Moderately autonomous imagers produced significantly more original verbal images than less autonomous and non-autonomous imagers with less autonomous imagers scoring higher than non-autonomous imagers as measured by Onomatopoeia and Images.
(4) The character is a hit among children and adults in Japan for his irreverent behaviour and his use of inappropriate language, much of which exploits the common use of onomatopoeia in Japanese.
(5) These results suggest that the right hemisphere is dominant in the auditive recognition of familiar sounds, and supply information as to the linguistic value of onomatopoeias.
(6) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given to 181 deaf and 236 hearing Ss aged 10 to 19 yr.
(7) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given t0 182 deaf Ss aged 10 to 19 yr. Ss who had been taught the onomatopoetic words scored higher than Ss who had not been taught the words.
(8) (The name Skrillex could almost be onomatopoeia for brostep's shredded, twisting bass lines.)
(9) The results obtained were as follows: 1) Onomatopoeia of tinnitus, either [Keeeen] or [Jeeeen], were observed in a majority of cases.
(10) Correlations between MLU and word classes were significant in nonimpaired children for all variables except Questions and Onomatopoeia and were only significant in SLI children for Verbs, Prepositions, and Personal Pronouns.
(11) 2) Significantly sharp sounding onomatopoeia such as [Keeeen] or [Meeeen] had high pitches, over 4kHz, and dull sounds like [Gooooh] or [Buuuun] had low pitches, below 500Hz.
(12) A double dissociation is noted; in left-sided affections there is a more severe deficiency to onomatopoeia than to cries, whereas in right-sided lesions the quality of the performances is reversed.
(13) The recognition of animal cries and their onomatopoeias was compared during the course of right or left unilateral cortical lesions.