Sibilation

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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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  • 3 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 …

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

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 sibilation — noun see sibilate …

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  • 7 sibilation — See sibilate. * * * …

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  • 8 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,… …

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

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  • 10 sibilation — sib·i·la·tion …

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  • 11 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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  • 12 sibilement — ⇒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… …

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  • 13 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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  • 14 Disapprobation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disapprobation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disapprobation disapprobation disapproval Sgm: N 1 improbation improbation Sgm: N 1 disesteem disesteem disvaluation displacency Sgm: N 1 odium odium Sgm: N 1 …

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  • 15 assibilation — noun 1. the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant • Derivationally related forms: ↑assibilate • Hypernyms: ↑development, ↑evolution 2. pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound • Syn: ↑sibilation …

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  • 16 hissing — noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval) (Freq. 2) the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience • Syn: ↑hiss, ↑hushing, ↑fizzle, ↑sibilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 17 hushing — noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval) the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience • Syn: ↑hiss, ↑hissing, ↑fizzle, ↑sibilation • Derivationally related forms: ↑sibilate ( …

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  • 18 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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  • 19 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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  • 20 Sibilance — Sib i*lance, Sibilancy Sib i*lan*cy, n. The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation. [1913 Webster] Milton would not have avoided them for their sibilancy, he who wrote . . . verses that hiss like Medusa s head in wrath. Lowell. [1913… …

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