adverb see sibilant I

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  • sibilantly — See sibilance. * * * …   Universalium

  • sibilantly — adverb /ˈsɪb.ɪ.lə With a hissing or sibilant sound. See Also: sibilant …   Wiktionary

  • sibilantly — adv. with a hissing sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sibilantly — sib·i·lant·ly …   English syllables

  • sibilantly — adverb see sibilant I * * * sibˈilantly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑sibilate …   Useful english dictionary

  • sibilant — I. adjective Etymology: Latin sibilant , sibilans, present participle of sibilare to hiss, whistle, of imitative origin Date: 1669 having, containing, or producing the sound of or a sound resembling that of the s or the sh in sash < a sibilant… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — adjective 1》 making or characterized by a hissing sound. 2》 Phonetics (of a speech sound) sounded with a hissing effect, for example s, sh. noun Phonetics a sibilant speech sound. Derivatives sibilance noun sibilantly adverb Origin C17: from L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • sibilant — [sib′ə lənt] adj. [L sibilans < sibilare, to hiss] 1. having or making a hissing sound 2. Phonet. articulated with such a sound, as (s), (z), (sh), (zh), (ch), and (j) n. a sibilant consonant: a type of fricative sibilance n. sibilancy n. pl.… …   English World dictionary

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