siffle

intransitive verb

sif·​fle
ˈsifəl
-ed/-ing/-s
: to blow or speak with a sibilant sound : whistle, hiss

Word History

Etymology

Middle English siflen, from Middle French siffler, sifler, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin sifilare, from Latin sibilare to hiss, whistle

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“Siffle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siffle. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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