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  • v. Present participle of sibilate.
  • n. A hissing sound


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  • He leans and tilts his head back, sibilating a long, slim stream of smoke toward the ceiling.

    Talking Heads

  • Ulf spat out the ritual syllables at Conan, his slitted tongue lashing and sibilating against dry, cracked lips.

    Conan The Warlord

  • Mr. Sterne's final rapid winking remained buried in the deep darkness sibilating with his whispers.

    Youth And Two Other Stories

  • Before he could open his head (in his own perhaps too picturesque phrase) the two girls had buried their delightful noses in the mats, and were bobbing vividly up and down, sibilating honorifics at him in the voice and manner used only to personages.


  • No sooner was she standing alone, than her elbow was gently plucked at on the other side: a voice was sibilating: 'S-s-signorina.'

    Vittoria — Volume 3

  • So, if you want to know when you can rob Kara Swisher's house, or even shin up their drainpipe just to stand over her gently sibilating body, now you know when to do it.

    Fast Company

  • And when I walk amid the foliage of these autumn days, it begins to quarrel with an excitable sibilating duck:

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