sibilant

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sībilāns, present active participle of sībilō (I hiss).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪb.ɪ.lənt/
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sibilant (comparative more sibilant, superlative most sibilant)

  1. Characterized by a hissing or hushing sound such as the s or sh in sack or shack.
    • 1960Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      She had a curious habit of prefacing everything she said with a soft sibilant sound.
      "S-s-s Grace," she said, "it's just like I was telling Brother Hutson the other day. 'S-s-s Brother Hutson,' I said, 'looks like we're fighting a losing battle, a losing battle.' I said."

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sibilant (plural sibilants)

  1. (phonetics) A consonant having a hissing or hushing sound such as the s or sh in sack or shack.
    Synonym: groove fricative
    Hypernym: fricative
    • 1955: H. A. Gleason, An Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics, page 194, section 14.7
      Groove fricatives all have more or less of an [s]-like quality, and are for this reason sometimes called sibilants.

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

sibilant

  1. (phonetics) sibilant

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: si‧bi‧lant

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sibilant c (plural sibilanten, diminutive sibilantje n)

  1. sibilant

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FrenchEdit

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sibilant (feminine sibilante, masculine plural sibilants, feminine plural sibilantes)

  1. sibilant; hissing

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

sībilant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of sībilō

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French sibilant.

AdjectiveEdit

sibilant m or n (feminine singular sibilantă, masculine plural sibilanți, feminine and neuter plural sibilante)

  1. sibilant

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sibǐlant/
  • Hyphenation: si‧bi‧lant

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sibìlant m (Cyrillic spelling сибѝлант)

  1. (phonetics) sibilant

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