Sibilate Sib"i*late, v. t. & i. To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation. [1913 Webster]

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  • sibilate — [sib′əlāt΄] vt., vi. sibilated, sibilating [< L sibilatus, pp.: see SIBILANT] to hiss, or pronounce with a hissing sound sibilation n …   English World dictionary

  • sibilate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin sibilatus, past participle of sibilare Date: circa 1656 intransitive verb 1. hiss 2. to utter an initial sibilant ; prefix an s sound transitive verb 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sibilate — sibilation, n. sibilator, n. /sib euh layt /, v., sibilated, sibilating. v.i. 1. to hiss. v.t. 2. to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound. [1650 60; < L sibilatus (ptp. of sibilare to hiss); see SIBILANT, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sibilate — verb To hiss …   Wiktionary

  • sibilate — Synonyms and related words: assibilate, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray, breathe, buzz, cackle, chant, chirp, coo, crow, drawl, effervesce, exclaim, fizz, fizzle, flute, gasp, growl, grunt, hiss, hush, keen, lilt, lisp,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sibilate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make a sharp sibilant sound: fizz, fizzle, hiss, sizzle, swish, whiz, whoosh. See SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • sibilate — sib·i·late || sɪbɪleɪt v. pronounce with a hissing sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sibilate — [ sɪbɪleɪt] verb literary utter with a hissing sound. Derivatives sibilation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sibilate — v hiss, lisp, rasp; wheeze, whistle, whiffle, whisper …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sibilate — sib·i·late …   English syllables

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