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sibilate

[ sib-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞s瑟b 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), sib路i路lat路ed, sib路i路lat路ing.
to hiss.
verb (used with object), sib路i路lat路ed, sib路i路lat路ing.
to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.
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Origin of sibilate

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from Latin s墨bil膩tus (past participle of s墨bil膩re 鈥渢o hiss鈥); see origin at sibilant, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sibilate

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

sibilate
/ (藞s瑟b瑟藢le瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of sibilate

sibilation, noun
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