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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 fourth pathway that leads to metathesis is of Stop - Sibilants, where the periodic noise (hissing sound) distracts the listener; as a result, he/she perceives it metathesized.
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Sibilant Scouser Peter Sissons, sounding forth on Liverpool And The Media in a St George's Hall Roscoe Lecture, had splendid things to say about the ECHO, barring that we turned him down for his first job in journalism.
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For the syllable-repetition subtest, patients were instructed to repeat the bilabial syllables/pa/and/pi/, as well as the sibilant syllables/sa/and/si/.
Navratil, who performs a bit of business early on that plays like an in-joke from "Buttoners," steals every scene he's in with a mischievously sibilant delivery.
The set and direction may be neutrally conservative, but Hawke's acting choices push the production toward the right--Hotspur's scorning of his enemies by Hawke's derisive, homophobic mincing, and sibilant parodies of them drove this home.
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