Sibilancy
Sibilance Sib"i*lance, Sibilancy Sib"i*lan*cy, n. The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation. [1913 Webster]

Milton would not have avoided them for their sibilancy, he who wrote . . . verses that hiss like Medusa's head in wrath. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sibilancy — See sibilance. * * * …   Universalium

  • sibilancy — noun the state or property of being sibilant Syn: sibilance …   Wiktionary

  • sibilancy — sib·i·lan·cy …   English syllables

  • sibilancy — nsē, nsi noun ( es) 1. : sibilance 2. : high content of sibilant sounds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sibilance — Sib i*lance, Sibilancy Sib i*lan*cy, n. The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation. [1913 Webster] Milton would not have avoided them for their sibilancy, he who wrote . . . verses that hiss like Medusa s head in wrath. Lowell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manner of articulation — Manners of articulation Obstruent Plosive (occlusive) Affricate Fricative Sibilant Sonorant Nasal Flap/Tap …   Wikipedia

  • sibilant — sibilance, sibilancy, n. sibilantly, adv. /sib euh leuhnt/, adj. 1. hissing. 2. Phonet. characterized by a hissing sound; noting sounds like those spelled with s in this /dhis/, rose /rohz/ …   Universalium

  • sibilant — 1. adjective /ˈsɪb.ɪ.lənt/ Characterized by a hissing sound such as the s or sh in sash or surge. She had a curious habit of prefacing everything she said with a soft sibilant sound. S s s Grace, she said, its just like I was telling Brother… …   Wiktionary

  • History of Spanish — Spanish language …   Wikipedia

  • sibilant — /ˈsɪbələnt / (say sibuhluhnt) adjective 1. hissing. 2. Phonetics characterised by a hissing sound; denoting sounds like those spelt with s in this, rose, pressure, pleasure. –noun 3 …   Australian English dictionary

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