sibilate

verb sib·i·late \ ˈsi-bə-ˌlāt \

Definition of sibilate

sibilated; sibilating
intransitive verb
1 :hiss
2 :to utter an initial sibilant :prefix an \s\-sound
transitive verb
1 :hiss
2 :to pronounce with an initial sibilant :prefix an \s\-sound to

sibilation

play \ˌsi-bə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sibilate

Latin sibilatus, past participle of sibilare


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