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