Hiss vs Fuzz - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between hiss and fuzz
is that hiss
is a high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc while fuzz
is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz
can be the police.
As verbs the difference between hiss and fuzz
is that hiss
is to make a hissing sound while fuzz
is to make fuzzy.
A high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc.
An expression of disapproval made to sound like the noise of a snake.
To make a hissing sound.
- As I started to poke it, the snake hissed at me.
- The arrow hissed through the air.
- Shod with steel, / We hissed along the polished ice.
, date=December 14
, author=John Elkington
, title=John Elkington
, work=the Guardian
, passage=It turns out that the driver of the red Ferrari that caused the crash wasn't, as I first guessed, a youngster, but a 60-year-old. Clearly, he had energy to spare, which was more than could be said about a panel I listened to around the same time as the crash. Indeed, someone hissed
in my ear during a First Magazine awards ceremony in London's imposing Marlborough House on 7 December: "What we need is more old white men on the stage."}}
To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
* Bible, Ezekiel xxvii. 36
- The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee.
To utter with a hissing sound.
- if the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them
- the long-necked geese of the world that are ever hissing dispraise
* Some dictionaries suggest a Germanic source
* Some dictionaries suggest a
A frizzy mass of hair or fibre.
* 1895 , Hamlin Garland, Rose of Dutcher's Coolly , page 352:
A blurred image.
(computing) The random data used in fuzz testing.
(obsolete) A state of befuddlement.
* 1784 , Jonathan Swift, "Journal to Stella", The works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift , page 54:
- His cheeks were like peaches, with much the same sort of fuzz over them.
- I think I'm in a fuzz , and don't know what I ?ay, I never ?aw the like.
To make fuzzy.
To become fuzzy.
(dated) To make drunk.
* 2009 , , 0:26:17:
- Let's get the hell out of here before the fuzz turns up