Sibilant Definition

sĭbə-lənt
sibilants
adjective
Having or making a hissing sound.
Webster's New World
Articulated with such a sound, as (s), (z), (), (), (), and (j)
Webster's New World
noun
sibilants
A sibilant consonant: a type of fricative.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
sibilant consonant

Other Word Forms of Sibilant

Noun

Singular:
sibilant
Plural:
sibilants

Origin of Sibilant

  • Latin sībilāns sībilant- present participle of sībilāre to hiss

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sÄ«bilāns, present active participle of sÄ«bilō (“I hiss").

    From Wiktionary

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