assibilate(redirected from assibilating)
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tr.v. as·sib·i·lat·ed, as·sib·i·lat·ing, as·sib·i·lates
To pronounce with a hissing sound; make sibilant.
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) (intr) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
[C19: from Late Latin assībilāre to hiss at, from sībilāre to hiss; see sibilant]
Past participle: assibilated
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|Verb||1.||assibilate - insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)|
sibilate - utter a sibilant
|2.||assibilate - change into a sibilant; "In the syllable /si/, the /s/ sibilates in Japanese"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"