from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of making sibilant; specifically, in philology, the change of a dental or guttural (or a labial) mute into a sibilant (s, z, sh, zh, ch = tsh, j = dzh), or into a sound approaching that of a sibilant, as for instance a palatal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Change of a non-sibilant letter to a sibilant, as of -
tionto - shun, duketo ditch.
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- noun linguistics A
sound changeresulting in a sibilant consonant, commonly the final phase of palatalization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
- noun the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
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