assibilate

assibilate

[uh-sib-uh-leyt] Phonetics.
verb (used with object), assibilated, assibilating.
1.
to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.
verb (used without object), assibilated, assibilating.
2.
to change by assibilation.
3.
to become a sibilant or a sound containing a sibilant.

Origin:
1835–45; < Latin assībilātus murmured, whispered at, hissed (past participle of assībilāre). See as-, sibilate

assibilation, noun
unassibilated, adjective
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assibilate (əˈsɪbɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant
2.  (tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
 
[C19: from Late Latin assībilāre to hiss at, from sībilāre to hiss; see sibilant]
 
assibi'lation
 
n

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