sibilate

[ sib-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈsɪb əˌleɪt /

verb (used without object), sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing.

to hiss.

verb (used with object), sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing.

to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.

Origin of sibilate

1650–60; < Latin sībilātus (past participle of sībilāre to hiss); see sibilant, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sibilate

sib·i·la·tion, nounsib·i·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sibilate

sibilate
/ (ˈsɪbɪˌleɪt) /

verb

to pronounce or utter (words or speech) with a hissing sound

Derived forms of sibilate

sibilation, noun
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