- siberian larkspur,
- siberian ruby,
- siberian squill,
- siberian wallflower,
- sibilant rale,
Origin of sibilant
Examples from the Web for sibilant
Ivana drew a sibilant breath and said that she wished something would happen.
Little by little a new note crept in—a sibilant, metallic note as of a tense sheet of silk drawn rapidly over a thin steel edge.The River and I|John G. Neihardt
And then suddenly a sound came out of the darkness—a low, sibilant sound, the quick, thin breathing of a woman.The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Above I could hear the soft, sibilant sound of the escaping gas, not unlike the hiss of a snake.Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
About me was a startling silence peopled with sibilant whispers.Woman|Magdeleine Marx
Word Origin for sibilant
1660s, from Latin sibilantem (nominative sibilans), present participle of sibilare "to hiss, whistle," possibly of imitative origin (cf. Greek sizein "to hiss," Lettish sikt "to hiss," Old Church Slavonic svistati "to hiss, whistle"). Related: Sibilance; sibilation (1620s).
"speech sound having a hissing effect," 1772, from sibilant (adj.).