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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hiss \Hiss\ (h[i^]s). v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hissed (h[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Hissing.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.] 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. [1913 Webster] The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee. --Ezek. xxvii. 36. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew. [1913 Webster] Shod with steel, We hissed along the polished ice. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]