[ sib-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈsɪb əˌleɪt /
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verb (used without object), sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing.
verb (used with object), sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing.
to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.
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Origin of sibilate
OTHER WORDS FROM sibilatesib·i·la·tion, nounsib·i·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sibilate
/ (ˈsɪbɪˌleɪt) /
to pronounce or utter (words or speech) with a hissing sound
Derived forms of sibilatesibilation, noun
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