Sibilous Sib"i*lous, a. [L. sibilus.] Having a hissing sound; hissing; sibilant. [R.] --Pennant. [1913 Webster]

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  • sibilous — sib·i·lous …   English syllables

  • sibilous — ˈsibələs adjective Etymology: Latin sibilus, from sibilus act of hissing, act of whistling, from sibilare to hiss, whistle archaic : sibilant …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sibilant — adj hissing, sibilous, sibilatory; wheezy, whispery, whistling …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sibilant —   a.,n. hissing (sound).    ♦ sibilate, v.i. & t. pronounce like sibilant.    ♦ sibilation,    ♦ sibilance,    ♦ sibilancy, n.    ♦ sibilatory,    ♦ sibilous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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