[ uh-sib-uh-leyt ]
/ əˈsɪb əˌleɪt /
verb (used with object), as·sib·i·lat·ed, as·sib·i·lat·ing.
to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.
verb (used without object), as·sib·i·lat·ed, as·sib·i·lat·ing.
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Origin of assibilate
OTHER WORDS FROM assibilateas·sib·i·la·tion, nounun·as·sib·i·lat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for assibilate
/ (əˈsɪbɪˌleɪt) /
(intr) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant
(tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
Derived forms of assibilateassibilation, noun
Word Origin for assibilate
C19: from Late Latin assībilāre to hiss at, from sībilāre to hiss; see sibilant
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