HyperDic: sibilate

English > 4 senses of the word sibilate:
VERBcommunicationsibilatepronounce with an initial sibilant
communicationsibilateutter a sibilant
communicationsibilate, hiss, sizz, sissexpress or utter with a hiss
communicationsibilate, hiss, siss, sizzmake a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
English > sibilate: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningpronounce with an initial sibilant.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Spanishasibilar, pronunciar con sibilante
Adjectivessibilantof speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
Nounssibilanta consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
sibilationpronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
English > sibilate: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningUtter a sibilant.
PatternSomebody ----s
Narrowerassibilateinsert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishasibilar
Catalanassibilar
Adjectivessibilantof speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
Nounssibilanta consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
sibilationpronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
English > sibilate: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningExpress or utter with a hiss.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymshiss, sizz, siss
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishsisear
Catalanmussitar, xiuxiuejar
Nounssibilanta consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
sibilationpronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
English > sibilate: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymshiss, siss, sizz
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishchistar, sisear
Catalanxitar
Adjectivessibilantof speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
Nounssibilationa fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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