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hiss

Electronics receiver noise with a continuous spectrum, caused by thermal agitation, shot noise, etc.

Hiss

Alger. 1904--96, US government official: imprisoned (1950--54) for perjury in connection with alleged espionage activities

hiss

[his]
(communications)
Random noise in the audio-frequency range, similar to prolonged sibilant sounds.
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The boy crouches next to Midnight, who hisses when he reaches to pet her.
If I had a much younger guy I'd be making a much bigger effort than this lot," hisses Lisa, hinting at further bitching to come.
When threatened by a predator, hissing cockroaches make loud hisses.