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- n. A hissing sound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of sibilating or hissing; the utterance or emission of sibilant sounds; also, a hissing sound; in style, predominance or prominence of the sound of s.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
- n. a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
Again Poole's lips moved, and now his voice was just audible as a faint sibilation, producing no intelligible sounds.
I initially prepared for a comparision involving the much more famous sibilation *t ts / _u.
Her voice was peculiar, very low and sweet, and so soft that the dominant note was of sibilation.
It was deceptively loud because the sharp sibilation cut through every other sound.
A second muffled explosion, then silence except for the sibilation of the flames.
Amanar heard in his mind the satisfied sibilation of the god-demon feeding.
The sudden sibilation out of silence startles all,
As Dr. Johnson would have said: Sir, there was a habit of sibilation in the house.
Suddenly, like the hiss of ten thousand times ten thousand snakes, a rushing sibilation passed through the momentarily darkened air.
A dolorous whistle chimed harmonies, and with regular sibilation came to time, quavering out the chromatic moments of this nasal hour.