Definitions for sibilateˈsɪb əˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sib•i•lateˈsɪb əˌleɪt(v.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to hiss.

  2. (v.t.)to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of sibilate:

1650–60; < L sībilātus, ptp. of sībilāre; see sibilant , -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. sibilate(verb)

    pronounce with an initial sibilant

  2. sibilate(verb)

    utter a sibilant

  3. hiss, sizz, siss, sibilate(verb)

    express or utter with a hiss

  4. hiss, siss, sizz, sibilate(verb)

    make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval


  1. sibilate(Verb)

    To hiss

  2. sibilate(Verb)

    To speak with a hissing sound

  3. Origin: From sibilatus, past participle of sibilo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sibilate

    to pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation


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