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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Characterized by a hissing sound, in which the letter s is continuous.

Usage examples (39)
  • The actor's sibilant speech was distracting.
  • He spoke in sibilant English mocking my clumsy Arabic.
  • Although an striking feature of Castilian Spanish and other variants of Spanish, respectively....have perserved the "sibilant" -s
  • S: The nineteenth letter of the alphabet, which is called a sibilant, because it makes a hissing sound like a goose. for more
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