Definition of Sibilant consonant
1. Noun. A consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh).
Generic synonyms: Fricative, Fricative Consonant, Spirant
Derivative terms: Assibilate, Assibilate, Sibilant, Sibilate, Sibilate, Sibilate
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sibilant Consonant
Literary usage of Sibilant consonant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... 7 the last letter of the English alpha- Zaire Snc ' bet, is a sibilant consonant, and is * merely a vocal or sonant S, ..."
2. Winston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookby Charles Morris by Charles Morris (1918)
"bet, is a sibilant consonant, and is "•"lllt" merely a vocal or sonant 8, having pre- Zambesi (zam-bä'zi), the meet im- cisely the same sound that a has in ..."
3. Masterpieces in English Literature, & Lessons in the English Language by Homer Baxter Sprague (1874)
"... a surd sibilant consonant, representing a phonetic element (No. 31, p. 60). Its normal force is a hissing sound, as in siss. It has sometimes the sound ..."
4. The Public School Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools, Colleges, and by Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1890)
"S, a dental sibilant Consonant. Relations, § 12. Passes into r, 66. •Sanskrit, i, §6. Append. E. Suppl. Notes, 577. Sapphic Stanza in Horace and Catullus, ..."
5. The Natural History of Man: Comprising Inquiries Into the Modifying by James Cowles Prichard (1855)
"The Tongan language, like almost all the Polynesian dialects, the Fiji and the Samoan excepted, wants the sibilant consonant. Like the Greek and the Persian ..."
6. Transactions of the International medical congress of Philadelphia. 1876 by John Ashhurst (1877)
"... especially when sharply pronounced ; and finally on account of its pro|i- erties as a sibilant consonant. "To this latter property it owes its ability ..."