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sibilance (countable and uncountable, plural sibilances)

  1. The quality of being sibilant: a hissing quality.
    • 2000, Elaine A. Clark, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs, Second Edition, Back Stage Books, →ISBN, page 24:
      The following exercises help combat sibilance, plosives, lazy tongue, and mouth problems.
    • 2006, Barbara Alysen, Electronic Reporter: Broadcast Journalism in Australia, Second Edition, University of New south Wales Press, →ISBN, page 118:
      A string of words beginning with ‘s’ will cause sibilance.
    • 2009, Jean Ann Wright and M. J. Lallo, Voice-Over for Animation, Elsevier, →ISBN, page 28:
      Work to control the sibilance of your s sounds.
    • 2012, Michael Zager, Music Production: For Producers, Composers, Arrangers, and Students, Second Edition, Scarecrow Press, →ISBN, page 277:
      Most often sending the vocal through a de-esser will either eliminate the sibilance or greatly reduce its sound.