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1. sibilant

adjective. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as f',s', z', orth' in both thin' andthen').

Synonyms

  • soft
  • fricative
  • spirant
  • continuant

Antonyms

  • quiet
  • euphonious
  • beseeching
  • softness

Etymology

  • sibilans (Latin)

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2. sibilant

noun. a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh).

Synonyms

  • fricative
  • sibilant consonant
  • spirant

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • tough
  • coldhearted
  • inclement

Etymology

  • sibilans (Latin)

Sentences with sibilant


1. Adjective
Exhale, just as slowly through your open mouth, with a sibilant ha sound.

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