What does sibilance mean?

Definitions for sibilance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sibilance.


  1. sibilance(Noun)

    A sibilant sound.

  2. sibilance(Noun)

    The state of being sibilant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sibilance(noun)

    alt. of Sibilancy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sibilance

    sib′i-lans, n. a hissing sound—also Sib′ilancy.—adj. Sib′ilant, making a hissing sound.—n. a sibilant letter, as s and z.—v.t. Sib′ilāte, to pronounce with a hissing sound.—n. Sibilā′tion, a hissing sound.—adjs. Sib′ilatory, Sib′ilous, hissing, sibilant. [L. sibilāre, -ātum, to hiss.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sibilance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sibilance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of sibilance

  1. sibilancesibilancesibilance

Translations for sibilance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sibilance »


Find a translation for the sibilance definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these sibilance definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"sibilance." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 20 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sibilance>.

Are we missing a good definition for sibilance? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for sibilance:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.