Sibilation Sib`i*la"tion, n. [L. sibilatio.] Utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss. [1913 Webster]

He, with a long, low sibilation, stared. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • sibilation — ⇒SIBILATION, subst. fém.; SIBILEMENT, subst. masc. Littér. Action ou manière de sibiler; p. méton., résultat de cette action, bruit ainsi obtenu. Synon. sifflement. [La clarté] refluait sous la ramure (...) éveillant (...) des pépiements, des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sibilation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Hissing sounds. < N PARAG:Sibilation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sibilation sibilation Sgm: N 1 zip zip Sgm: N 1 hiss hiss &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 sternutation sternutation Sgm: N 1 high note high no …   English dictionary for students

  • sibilation — noun A hissing sound. From the shadows emanated a hushed sibilation. See Also: sibilate …   Wiktionary

  • sibilation — (si bi la sion) s. f. Sifflement, action de siffler, manière de siffler. •   La sibilation de l s a donné de l aversion à d autres, LA MOTHE LE VAYER la Promenade, Dialogue I …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sibilation — noun see sibilate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sibilation — See sibilate. * * * …   Universalium

  • sibilation — Synonyms and related words: aphonia, artificial voice, broken speech, broken tones, broken voice, childish treble, choked voice, cracked voice, croak, crow, dysarthria, dyslalia, dyslogia, dysphasia, dysphonia, dysphrasia, falsetto, harshness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sibilation — sib·i·la·tion || ‚sɪbɪ leɪʃn n. pronunciation of letters with a hissing sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sibilation — sib·i·la·tion …   English syllables

  • sibilation — noun 1. pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound • Syn: ↑assibilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑assibilate (for: ↑assibilation), ↑sibilate • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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