There are 2 translations of hiss in Spanish:

hiss1

Pronunciation: /hɪs/

vi

  • [snake] silbar; [person/crowd] silbar, sisear; [cat] bufar; [machine/steam] silbar the audience hissed and booed el público le silbó y abucheó a la obra ( or al jugador etc), el público armó una silba or (AmS) una silbatina
    More example sentences
    • The drums bubble and hiss like gas escaped from slashing ginsu blades, building into a delicious bumping middle section.
    • It was hissing, long sharp looking fangs hung out of its gaping mouth.
    • Portable gas rings hissed into life and soon gallons of spring water reached boiling point.
    More example sentences
    • Emily hissed loudly, gripping Margaret's arm just as she was about to leave.
    • The angels in the hall all hissed slightly, a sound that was half astonished gasp and half restrained fear.
    • True, the house was full, but the audience hissed.

vt

  • 1.1 decir* entre dientes be quiet, she hissed —cállate —dijo entre dientes 1.2 [actor/speaker/play] abuchear everybody hissed him todos lo abuchearon or le silbaron
    More example sentences
    • We had food chucked at us in the playground, I was hissed at and once I was threatened with being stabbed, and my brother ended up in a few scraps.
    • When he threw out the traditional scenery and costumes from Verdi's Trovatore, or banned encores, he was hissed by the galleries.
    • Williams was hissed and booed throughout the match.

Definition of hiss in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

There are 2 translations of hiss in Spanish:

hiss2

n

  • (of snake) silbido (m); (of cat) bufido (m); (of steam, machine) silbido (m); (of audience) silbido (m)
    More example sentences
    • As her hand almost touched the pile, a sharp hiss filled the air, drowning out all other sounds.
    • He pulled it out, and the calm of the whiteness was interrupted by a sharp hiss as he drew his sword.
    • There was a low hiss, and something sharp was suddenly at my neck.
    More example sentences
    • His remarks were greeted with hisses and derision.
    • It earned him a scowling hiss of disapproval from Dendria and a punch in the shoulder from Naoise for his comedic troubles.
    • Vincent and Vaughn participated in the school's talent show, to the sounds of boos and hisses from the student audience.

Definition of hiss in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.