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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- Having, containing, or producing the sound of or a sound resembling that of the s.

Usage examples (36)
  • A soft voice, just avoiding the sibilance of a whisper, breathed in his ear: "He did not come?"
  • And with that sibilance mounting in my interior ear it was difficult to stay calm and impartial.
  • One word was repeated with a long-drawn sibilance:
  • I’m mostly pro-stimulus myself, but I don’t think that extra bit of sibilance is going to persuade anyone. for more
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