how to pronounce hissing


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the above transcription of hissing is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

hissing is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of hissing in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… years after those hissing incidents …”

meanings of hissing


  1. Present participle of hiss.


  1. The sound of a hiss.

hissing frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hissing occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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