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Definition of the noun sibilant

What does sibilant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sibilants

  1. a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)

Alternative definition of the noun sibilant


  1. [phonetics] A hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.

Definition of the adjective sibilant

What does sibilant mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')

Alternative definition of the adjective sibilant


  1. Characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash or surge.


Sibilant: Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricate consonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant. Examples of sibilants are the consonants at the beginning of the English words sip, zip, ship, chip, and Jeep, and the second consonant in vision. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet used to denote the sibilant sounds in these words are, respectively. Sibilants have a characteristically intense sound, which accounts for their non-linguistic use in getting one's attention.

  • also known as Sibilant consonant

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Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

The sibilant consonants; a sibilant bird call. A sibilant speech sound, such as English (s), (sh), (z), or (zh). Siciliano : A soft, slow peasant dance in 6/8 or 12/8 time, often in ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient India (2009)

by Kumkum Roy

sibilant,. as. in. sharp. S/s is also a sibilant, pronounced as a palatal sound, again close to that in sharp. T/t is a palatal sound, as in tea. Th/th is a harder sound, with no phonetic equivalence in English. Dates Those indicated are often ...

Google previewDictionary of the British English Spelling System (2015)

by Greg Brooks

<'s> was in drafts of the book for a very long time, with three correspondences: /s/ after voiceless non-sibilant consonants, /z/ after vowels and voiced non-sibilant consonants, and /ɪz/ after sibilant consonants. It was the last of these that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

Sibilant Hardening Rule.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Anglo-saxon Language (1838)

by Joseph Bosworth

The sibilant (sibilans) s, s.

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

l voiced dental lateral approximant lh voiced aspirated dental lateral approximant v voiced bilabial approximant s dental sibilant ˇs palatal sibilant s. retroflex sibilant h unvoiced velar fricative 42 Par.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

sibilant. Physical exam adjective Whistling, hissing. sibling. A brother, sister or littermate. sibling. rivalry. Psychology The intense, emotional competition among siblings–brothers and/or sisters that pits one against the other to obtain parental ...

Google previewLippincott's New Medical Dictionary (1910)

A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character by Henry Ware Cattell

Piping (= rAle sibilant), Pleural, Sibilant ( = rAle sibilant ), Skoda's consonatino, Sonorous ( = rale sonore), and Subcrepitant. R. crepitant ...

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Quotes about Sibilant


scaffold sleep's dreams

dancing with the sun

meld thought and emotion

for inevitable amnesiac

sibilant phrases
bridge to forgetfulness.

` (Frederick Kesner)
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Scrabble value of S1I1B3I1L1A1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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