What does sibilation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle, sibilationnoun

    a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

    "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"

  2. sibilation, assibilationnoun

    pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound


  1. sibilationnoun

    A hissing sound.

  2. Etymology: sibilatio, from sibilare, present active infinitive of sibilo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sibilationnoun

    A hissing sound.

    Etymology: from sibilo, Latin.

    Metals, quenched in water, give a sibilation or hissing sound. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    A pipe, a little moistened on the inside, maketh a more solemn sound than if the pipe were dry; but yet with a sweet degree of sibilation or purling. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sibilationnoun

    utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss

  2. Etymology: [L. sibilatio.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sibilation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sibilation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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