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intr. & tr.v. sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing, sib·i·lates
To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.
[Latin sībilāre, sībilāt-, to hiss.]
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|Noun||1.||sibilation - a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"|
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
|2.||sibilation - pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound|
pronunciation - the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
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