Assibilate
Assibilate As*sib"i*late, v. t. [L. assibilatus, p. p. of assibilare to hiss out; ad + sibilare to hiss.] To make sibilant; to change to a sibilant. --J. Peile. [1913 Webster]

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  • assibilate — [ə sib′ə lāt΄] vt. assibilated, assibilating [ AS + SIBILATE] Phonet. to change into or accompany with a hissing sound …   English World dictionary

  • assibilate — assibilation, n. /euh sib euh layt /, v., assibilated, assibilating. Phonet. v.t. 1. to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds. v.i. 2. to change by assibilation. 3. to become a sibilant or a sound… …   Universalium

  • assibilate — verb a) To change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds. b) To change by assibilation …   Wiktionary

  • assibilate — [ə sɪbɪleɪt] verb Phonetics pronounce (a sound) as a sibilant or affricate ending in a sibilant (e.g. sound t as ts). Derivatives assibilation noun Origin C19: from L. assibilat , assibilare, from ad to + sibilare to hiss …   English new terms dictionary

  • assibilate — as·sib·i·late …   English syllables

  • assibilate — /əˈsɪbəleɪt/ (say uh sibuhlayt) verb (assibilated, assibilating) Phonetics –verb (t) 1. to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds. –verb (i) 2. to change by assibilation. 3. to become a sibilant or a sound… …   Australian English dictionary

  • assibilate —   v.t. pronounce with sibilant sound or hiss.    ♦ assibilation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • assibilate — v.tr. Phonet. 1 pronounce (a sound) as a sibilant or affricate ending in a sibilant. 2 alter (a syllable) to become this. Derivatives: assibilation n. Etymology: L assibilare (as AD , sibilare hiss) …   Useful english dictionary

  • assibilation — noun 1. the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant • Derivationally related forms: ↑assibilate • Hypernyms: ↑development, ↑evolution 2. pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound • Syn: ↑sibilation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dené-Caucasian languages — Infobox Language family name=Dené Caucasian altname=controversial region=scattered in Eurasia; northern North America child1=Caucasian (controversial) child2=Yeniseian child3=Sino Tibetan child4=Na Dené (incl. Haida – controversial)… …   Wikipedia

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