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sibilate

[sib-uh-leyt] /ˈsɪb əˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), sibilated, sibilating.
1.
to hiss.
verb (used with object), sibilated, sibilating.
2.
to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin sībilātus (past participle of sībilāre to hiss); see sibilant, -ate1
Related forms
sibilation, noun
sibilator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sibilate

sibilate

/ˈsɪbɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to pronounce or utter (words or speech) with a hissing sound
Derived Forms
sibilation, noun
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