hiss

Definitions

General English

  • verb to make a hissing sound
  • verb to show disapproval of someone or something by making an ‘s’ sound

Electronics

  • A form of random audio frequency noise which manifests itself as a sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s. When occurring during magnetic tape playback, it may be caused, for instance, by circuit noise and/or residual magnetism on said tape.
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