from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hiss
- v. To speak with a hissing sound
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letters s or z; also, to mark with a character indicating such a pronunciation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
- v. pronounce with an initial sibilant
- v. express or utter with a hiss
- v. utter a sibilant
Latin sībilāre, sībilāt-, to hiss.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sībilātus, past participle of sībilō. (Wiktionary)