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  • n. Plural form of sibilation.


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  • For the shouts of open, or the sibilations of suppressed, laughter do not usually begin at once but after several seconds.

    Very Punny

  • Here then we are not much impressed with the opposition of physicists and astronomers, fearing, a little mournfully, that their language is of expiring sibilations.

    The Book of the Damned

  • On the south side, wooded slopes fell away from it like the folds of a cloak; the Ebro valley lay below us in a gold wash of moonlight; the sky was sown with stars, the air spiced with aromatic plants; the silence, as always among pines, was of a lovely texture, woven smooth out of a million sibilations.

    Try Anything Twice

  • The sibilations of that whistle were prophetic of atmospheric disturbance to come.

    King John of Jingalo The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties

  • On some of these purblind creatures the nuts fell heavy and full, extremely indigestible, and were quickly swallowed; on others they fell light, and contained nothing, because the kernel had already been eaten up above, and these light and kernel-less nuts were accompanied by sibilations or laughter.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The wind, as may well be imagined on that extensive level area, is seldom at rest; there, as in the forest, it is a "bard of many breathings," and the strings it breathes upon give out an endless variety of sorrowful sounds, from the sharp fitful sibilations of the dry wiry grasses on the barren places, to the long mysterious moans that swell and die in the tall polished rushes of the marsh.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • Cornelia always frowned, and drew her breath in long sibilations, when she was trying hard to get a thing right.

    The Coast of Bohemia

  • [Page 56.] gangs, nor the cheery and mirth-provoking responses of the help, mingled with the sibilations of escaping steam, the ringing of countless bells, and the moving and rumbling of drays, carts and steam-cars can drown or smother the jocund notes of the negro's song.

    The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

  • Even in these early days the freedom and honesty of his research drew on him slight sibilations of those whose religion was shallow and sectarian; in after years they were destined to bring on him open and positive persecution.

    Julian Home

  • While he was engaged in hammering, and between the resounding strokes, they at the bottom of the tree repeatedly heard the same hissing sound they had taken for the sibilations of a snake, and which they might still have believed to be this, but for a hoarse croaking voice, mingling with the sibilation, which reached their ears at intervals, evidently proceeding from the same throat.

    The Castaways


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