HyperDic: sibilant

English > 2 senses of the word sibilant:
NOUNcommunicationsibilant, sibilant consonanta consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
ADJECTIVEallsibilant, fricative, continuant, spirant, stridentof speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
English > sibilant: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then').
Synonymsfricative, continuant, spirant, strident
Broadersoft(of speech sounds)
Spanishaspirante, fricativo, sibilante
Catalanaspirant, fricatiu, sibilant
Nounssibilanta consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
Verbssibilatemake a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
sibilateutter a sibilant
sibilatepronounce with an initial sibilant
English > sibilant: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh).
Synonymsibilant consonant
Broaderfricative consonant, fricative, spirantA continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
Spanishconsonante sibilante, sibilante
Catalanconsonant sibilant, sibilant
Adjectivessibilantof speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as 'f', 's', 'z', or 'th' in both 'thin' and 'then')
Verbsassibilatechange into a sibilant
assibilateinsert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)
sibilateexpress or utter with a hiss
sibilateutter a sibilant
sibilatepronounce with an initial sibilant

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