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.
Phonetics. a sibilant consonant.
(phonetics) relating to or denoting the consonants (s, z, / ʃ /, / ʒ /), all pronounced with a characteristic hissing sound
having a hissing sound: the sibilant sound of wind among the leaves
a sibilant consonant
sibilant sib·i·lant (sĭb’ə-lənt)
Of, characterized by, or producing a hissing sound like that of (s) or (sh).
- Sibilant rale
sibilant rale n. A whistling sound heard on auscultation and caused by the presence of a viscid secretion narrowing the lumen of a bronchus.
verb (used without object), sibilated, sibilating. 1. to hiss. verb (used with object), sibilated, sibilating. 2. to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound. verb 1. to pronounce or utter (words or speech) with a hissing sound
noun 1. Russian name of Siberia.
noun 1. a city in central Romania. noun 1. an industrial town in W central Romania: originally a Roman city, refounded by German colonists in the 12th century. Pop: 133 000 (2005 est) German name Hermannstadt Hungarian name Nagyszeben