Sibilance



adjective
1.
hissing.
2.
Phonetics. characterized by a hissing sound; noting sounds like those spelled with s in this
[th is] /ðɪs/ (Show IPA) rose
[rohz] /roʊz/ (Show IPA) pressure
[presh-er] /ˈprɛʃ ər/ (Show IPA) pleasure
[plezh-er] /ˈplɛʒ ər/ (Show IPA) and certain similar uses of ch, sh, z, zh, etc.
noun
3.
Phonetics. a sibilant consonant.
adjective
1.
(phonetics) relating to or denoting the consonants (s, z, / ʃ /, / ʒ /), all pronounced with a characteristic hissing sound
2.
having a hissing sound: the sibilant sound of wind among the leaves
noun
3.
a sibilant consonant

sibilant sib·i·lant (sĭb’ə-lənt)
adj.
Of, characterized by, or producing a hissing sound like that of (s) or (sh).

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