Today’s English word of the day is: hiss. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘hiss’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
hiss: to make a sound like a long ‘s’
American English Pronunciation: /hɪs/
😘: Go to sleep, sweetheart. We’ve got an early hike tomorrow.
😨: I just heard something hissing two feet from my head! How do you expect me to sleep?! I’m never coming camping with you again!
😦: The crowd hissed as Ronaldo stole the ball.
Want more practice using the word ‘hiss’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… This word of the day reminds me of the adorable Disney villain, Sir Hiss. He makes the wicked King John exclaim, “You’ve hissed your last!” 🐍🤣
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary