shibilant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of esh and sibilant.

Noun[edit]

shibilant (plural shibilants)

  1. (linguistics) A fricative corresponding to a hushing sound. An example of a shibilant is described by the IPA symbol "esh" (ʃ).