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sibilant

 [sib´ĭ-lant]
shrill, whistling, or hissing.

sib·i·lant

(sib'i-lănt),
Hissing or whistling in character; denoting a form of rhonchus.
[L. sibilans (-ant-), pres. p. of sibilo, to hiss]

sibilant

/sib·i·lant/ (sib´ĭ-lant) whistling or hissing.

sibilant

[sib′ilənt]
Etymology: L, sibilare, to hiss
a hissing sound or one in which the predominant sound is /s/.

sibilant

adjective Whistling, hissing.

sibilant

Physical exam adjective Whistling, hissing

sib·i·lant

(sib'i-lănt)
Hissing or whistling in character; denoting a form of rhonchus.
[L. sibilans (-ant-), pres. p. of sibilo, to hiss]

sibilant

1. Hissing.
2. A speech sound, such as ‘s’, ‘sh’ or ‘z’.
3. A sibilant consonant.

sib·i·lant

(sib'i-lănt)
Hissing or whistling in character; denoting a form of rhonchus.
[L. sibilans (-ant-), pres. p. of sibilo, to hiss]

sibilant (sib´ilənt),

adj accompanied by a hissing sound; especially a type of fricative speech sound. The phonemes /s/ and /z/ are sibilants.

sibilant

shrill, whistling or hissing.
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The gentle sibilance of the first line of the tercet and the silky /w/ vocalizations of the next simulate the peace that the speaker derives from immersion in his work, which is aurally convulsed by the final line's sequence of sharp nasals and aspirates, associated with Mary, that require distinct, discrete, and fierce pronunciation for each syllable.
The Shure, while less 3D, had more of the subtle nuances and sibilance of her voice.
This recording is one of those where the sibilance on the vocals were somewhat distracting; here, the 209s approached the point of being annoying in their ruthless presentation of detail.
Sibilance was well controlled and the text was rendered more clearly then usual.
The voice is ever so beautifully natural without the stridency or excess sibilance that makes you acutely aware that you are listening to a recording.
I could detect no excessive sibilance in the voice, and the studio ambience around the performers was captured very well.
Vocal sibilance was not intrusive, and the overall balance was excellent.
Sibilance on Leann Rimes's voice on "One Way Ticket" (Blue, Curb D2-77821) was a bother.
There was a little smearing on hard transients (definitely not sibilance and not noticeable at lower volumes).
She makes the most of the breathiness and buzzing sibilances of the Portuguese language.