Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of sibilare 'to hiss, whistle'

sibilant

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Linguistics
sib‧ilant1 formal
SL making or being an 's' or 'sh' sound:
a sibilant whisper

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