sibilation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sibilatio, from sībilāre (to hiss), present active infinitive of sībilō.

Noun[edit]

sibilation (plural sibilations)

  1. A hissing sound.
    • 1962, Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A practical grammar of the Sanskrit language[1], page 18:
      The exact labial sibilation denoted by f, and the soft sibilation z are unknown in Sanskrit.
    From the shadows emanated a hushed sibilation.

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