Noun(1) a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh
Adjective(1) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'
(1) There were shouts and laughter and sibilant whispers.(2) From the quiet strains of a young Henry Mancini to the jarring sibilant tones whenever the monster makes an appearance, it is a piece of movie history.(3) The addition of e before s after sibilant consonants (pass/passes) and final o (go/goes).(4) We all spoke German, too, at the table - except when talking to the waitress, when we settled into sibilant cadences and sharp vowels.(5) You hear the sibilant whisper of gentle waves washing the shore and you know the sea is calm tonight.(6) They were modulated, sibilant sounds, fairly deep, probably due to length of the throat.(7) Though everyone else in the picture speaks in some variation of a British accent, poor Jolie has been given the Transylvanian throat-sucker's throaty, sibilant vowels, as well as a wardrobe of snakes.(8) English, Chinese, and Japanese all share sounds that involve very high rates of air flow out of the mouth - the sibilant fricatives.(9) Modern Portuguese is characterized by an abundance of sibilant and palatal consonants and a broad spectrum of vowel sounds (five nasal phonemes and eight to ten oral ones).(10) An occasional sibilance of hazy white noise and clattering of plates pock marks the almost celestial church organ that began the piece.(11) Floating in glass-topped court-tank of aquamarine. Underwater wave lengths of muffled sibilance , mutated boom.(12) The sun also lingers in the sound pattern; sibilants coupled with long vowels elongate the lines, creating the effect of the lengthening rays of the evening sun.(13) His speed-speak makes for a high-energy performance, but when compounded with a slight sibilance , it compels the audience to pay close attention to catch what he's saying.(14) He kept separate the constituents of consonantal clusters, relishing sibilants and fricatives as much as plosives and liquids, and studied the duration of pauses as carefully as the duration of syllables.(15) After about a minute, a single car stopped in front of them, its door hissing open with pneumatic sibilance .(16) Some readers do elocution lessons to get rid of troublesome sibilants or worrisome vowels (try imitating a fish).
1. spirant ::
2. strident ::
3. continuant ::
4. fricative ::
Different Formssibilant, sibilants
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