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assibilate

[ uh-sib-uh-leyt ]
/ 蓹藞s瑟b 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), as路sib路i路lat路ed, as路sib路i路lat路ing.
to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.
verb (used without object), as路sib路i路lat路ed, as路sib路i路lat路ing.
to change by assibilation.
to become a sibilant or a sound containing a sibilant.
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Origin of assibilate

1835鈥45; <Latin ass墨bil膩tus murmured, whispered at, hissed (past participle of ass墨bil膩re). See as-, sibilate

OTHER WORDS FROM assibilate

as路sib路i路la路tion, nounun路as路sib路i路lat路ed, adjective

Words nearby assibilate

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British Dictionary definitions for assibilate

assibilate
/ (蓹藞s瑟b瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb phonetics
(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 assibilate

assibilation, noun

Word Origin for assibilate

C19: from Late Latin ass墨bil膩re to hiss at, from s墨bil膩re to hiss; see sibilant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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