Hiss vs Snort - What's the difference?

hiss | snort | Related terms |

Hiss is a related term of snort.


In lang=en terms the difference between hiss and snort

is that hiss is to utter with a hissing sound while snort is to make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.

As nouns the difference between hiss and snort

is that hiss is a high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc while snort is the sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.

As verbs the difference between hiss and snort

is that hiss is to make a hissing sound while snort is to make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.

hiss

English

Noun

(es)
  • 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.
  • Verb

  • To make a hissing sound.
  • As I started to poke it, the snake hissed at me.
    The arrow hissed through the air.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Shod with steel, / We hissed along the polished ice.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 14 , author=John Elkington , title=John Elkington , work=the Guardian citation , page= , 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • if the tag-rag people did not clap him and hiss him, according as he pleased and displeased them
  • To utter with a hissing sound.
  • * Tennyson
  • the long-necked geese of the world that are ever hissing dispraise

    snort

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The sound made by exhaling or inhaling roughly through the nose.
  • (slang) A dose of a drug to be snorted. Here, "drug" includes snuff (i.e., pulverized tobacco). A snort also may be a drink of whiskey, as "Let's have a snort".
  • (slang) An alcoholic drink.
  • * 1951 , Indiana Historical Society Publications (volumes 16-17, page 157)
  • Everybody tipped up the jug and took a snort of whisky and followed it with a gourd of cool water. We thought a snort of whisky now and then braced us up some and put a little more lift in us.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a snort; to exhale roughly through the nose.
  • She snorted with laughter.
  • (slang) To inhale (usually a drug) through the nose.
  • to snort cocaine
  • (obsolete) To snore.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The snorting citizens.