English version

sibilant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
sibilantsib‧ilant1 /ˈsɪbələnt/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 SLmaking an ‘s’ or ‘sh’ sound 🔊 a sibilant whisper
Examples from the Corpus
sibilantWakelate applied a sizzle stick to the sibilant huffing of the gas.Suddenly Hugo heard a harsh sibilant inhalation of breath.They spoke among themselves in whispers, which fell off into sibilant monosyllables, and then into nothing at all.There would have been no sound down there but the sibilant trickle of water.sibilant whispers
Related topics: Linguistics
sibilantsibilant2 noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 SLa sibilant sound such as ‘s’ or ‘sh’ in English
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