Sibilate

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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] * * * …

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  • 5 sibilate — verb To hiss …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 9 sibilate — [ sɪbɪleɪt] verb literary utter with a hissing sound. Derivatives sibilation noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10 sibilate — v hiss, lisp, rasp; wheeze, whistle, whiffle, whisper …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 11 sibilate — sib·i·late …

    English syllables

  • 12 sibilate — sib•i•late [[t]ˈsɪb əˌleɪt[/t]] v. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) to hiss 2) phn to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound • Etymology: 1650–60; < L sībilātus, ptp. of sībilāre; see sibilant, ate I sib i•la′tion, n. sib′i•la tor, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 sibilate — [c]/ˈsɪbəleɪt/ (say sibuhlayt) verb (sibilated, sibilating) –verb (i) 1. to hiss. –verb (t) 2. to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound. –sibilation /sɪbəˈleɪʃən/ (say sibuh layshuhn), noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 sibilate — v.tr. & intr. pronounce with or utter a hissing sound. Derivatives: sibilation n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 siss — verb 1. make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval • Syn: ↑hiss, ↑sizz, ↑sibilate • Derivationally related forms: ↑sibilant (for: ↑sibilate), ↑sibilation ( …

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  • 16 sizz — verb 1. make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval • Syn: ↑hiss, ↑siss, ↑sibilate • Derivationally related forms: ↑sibilant (for: ↑sibilate), ↑sibilation ( …

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  • 17 hiss — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sibilation, fizz, sizzle; spit. v. sibilate, fizz, sizzle; condemn. See disapprobation, disrespect. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. buzz, sibilance, hissing, whisper; see noise 1 . v. 1. [To make a hissing… …

    English dictionary for students

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

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  • 19 sibilation — noun see sibilate …

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  • 20 Middle Scots — Scots language History …

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