French translation of 'hiss'
[hot fat] grésiller
Droplets of fat hissed in the flames. Des gouttelettes de graisse grésillaient dans les flammes.
2. (in disapproval) [person, audience] siffler
to hiss at sb/sth siffler qn/qn
[of snake] sifflement m
[of steam] sifflement
[of hot fat] grésillement
The soft hiss of roasting meat could be heard clearly. Le léger grésillement de la viande qui rôtissait s’entendait distinctement.
The CD banished for ever all the hisses and crackles that had plagued disc recordings until then. Le CD a banni à jamais tous les grésillements et craquements qui étaient jusqu’alors la plaie des enregistrements musicaux.
2. (disapproving) [of person, audience] sifflets mpl
3. (menacing) [of person] sifflement
Her voice was a menacing hiss. Sa voix n’était plus qu’un sifflement menaçant.
“Be quiet!” she hissed. « Tiens-toi tranquille ! », siffla-t-elle.
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Example Sentences Including 'hiss'
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Through my open window I heard him hiss.THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
Others on the deck reported hearing a hiss as a surge of gas shot up the drilling pipe.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We lay there in the sudden quiet, listening to a hissing noise.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
He was booed, hissed and publicly spat at.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It reportedly hissed like a snake and barked like a dog.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's the snarling turbines, the hiss of steam and clutter of coal trucks and tram tracks that bring out the inner geek in me.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No quarter is given and there's lots of booing and hissing from the audience who've come to see a circus as much as a dance competition.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The noise cancellation also works well, although it adds hiss that can sound intrusive in quieter surroundings.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They will also growl and make hissing noises to signal that they are about to defend themselves.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
While zealots on both sides of the global warming argument hiss and spit, you worry about the stuff you can change.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
You could have steam erratically hissing from its base, like a rocket about to take off.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The hiss of a snake.A Time of War (1993)
I can hear the distant hiss of steam on stone.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
In the stillness of this beautiful place, it takes little to imagine the hiss of steam and the clattering of motion once more.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It all takes on a strangely peaceful air as the sun sets and the shadows lengthen, with the only sound the scratchy hiss of crickets.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
So not boo, hiss, pay up as in your good selves making a donation to me.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The bare platform and hissing steam are no more.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
There is a faint hissing sound and a burning smell.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Your face would be glowing, and the noises of hissing and steam escaping.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
I could almost hear the radio audience hissing.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The studio audience is encouraged to boo and hiss at these insults.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Their father is still feeding them, and they make a curious hissing noise when he arrives.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They were reasonably close and I heard a hiss which meant one had flown just past me.The Sun (2011)
This is the boo, hiss, dismiss culture.The Sun (2016)
We can't have feral cats hissing at MPs.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The first gives a meaningless list of numbers, or a hiss of deafening sound.EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)
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Used Occasionally. hiss is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: hiss VERB
To hiss means to make a sound like a long 's'.
The tyres of his bike hissed over the wet pavement as he slowed down.
Translation of hiss from the Collins English to French Dictionary