hiss

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
hiss

Plural
hisses

  1. A hiss is a sound often made by snakes or leaking air.
    You can tell the cat is angry by its hissing.

Verb[change]

Plain form
hiss

Third-person singular
hisses

Past tense
hissed

Past participle
hissed

Present participle
hissing

  1. If something hisses, it makes a hissing sound.
    The air hissed as it left the tire.

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