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shibilant

adjective shib·i·lant \ˈshibələnt\

Definition of shibilant

  1. :  pronounced or containing the sound \sh\ or \zh\ \ch\ (=t+sh) and \j\ (=d+zh) are shibilant affricates

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Origin and Etymology of shibilant

alteration (influenced by the digraph sh, representing the sound \sh\) of sibilant


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shibilant

noun shib·i·lant \"\

Definition of shibilant

plural

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  1. :  a shibilant sound

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