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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hissing
 嘶嘶聲(vbl.)發出嘶嘶聲

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hiss·ing, n.
 1. The act of emitting a hiss or hisses.
 2. The occasion of contempt; the object of scorn and derision. [Archaic]
    I will make this city desolate, and a hissing.   --Jer. xix. 8.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hiss v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hissed p. pr. & vb. n. Hissing.]
 1. 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.
    The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee.   --Ezek. xxvii. 36.
 2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
 Shod with steel,
 We hissed along the polished ice.   --Wordsworth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hissing
      adj : noisy sound like a sustained `s'; "`hissing' is the sound a
            snake makes"
      n : a fricative sound (especially as an expression of
          disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the
          hissing of the audience" [syn: hiss, sibilation]