how to pronounce hiss


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the above transcription of hiss 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.

hiss is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of hiss pronunciation

An example use of hiss in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… into a truck reversing hiss i've also …”

meaning of hiss

Hiss is a sound made by a snake or other reptile.

hiss frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hiss occurs in english on average 2.8 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.

topics hiss can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hiss can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to hiss


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