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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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waving in the air, wildly, hissing and clearly influence Dodds Judge Spragg added: "It was a sustained assault.
This is especially troubling considering that there aren't many moving parts in the smartphone (such as a fan) that would make such a hissing sound.
For better or worse, most of the hissing in Hissing Cousins is done from afar.
If we introduce loud noises and hissing sounds, it will be associated with the approaching dog and compound the fear.
An] observer near Covington stated in an interview that a hissing noise made him look up and see the fireball.
Abbie told her mum Hazel that she and her friend were scared to walk past the hissing house.
Gene Rurka is serving hissing cockroaches on Saturday night at the annual dinner held at the popular Explorers Club in New York City.
Geese, and other wild birds, are by their nature very territorial and display instinctive behaviour such as hissing when they feel this territory is threatened.
Families leaped out of their beds when were woken by a "screaming" hissing noise as gas shot into the air in the drama at Brierley Hill.
Otherwise they will be the ones growling and hissing at such barmy awards.
Hissing cockroaches are among the few insects that communicate this way, too.
Moore of the University of Exeter in Penryn, England, who has analyzed airborne sounds from a different hissing roach.