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sibilance

[ sib-uh-luhns ]
/ ˈsɪb ə ləns /
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noun
a hissing quality of sound, or the hissing sound itself:I stretched out comfortably in my sleeping bag, peering up at the stars and listening to the ocean's gentle sibilance.The older, poorer quality recordings had more than a hint of sibilance.
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Rarely sib·i·lan·cy [sib-uh-luhn-see] /ˈsɪb ə lən si/ .

OTHER WORDS FROM sibilance

non·sib·i·lance, nounsub·sib·i·lance, noun
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