Definition of Sibilate

1. Verb. Pronounce with an initial sibilant.

Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out
Derivative terms: Sibilant, Sibilant, Sibilation



2. Verb. Utter a sibilant.
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Specialized synonyms: Assibilate
Derivative terms: Sibilant, Sibilant, Sibilation

3. Verb. Express or utter with a hiss. "They sibilate that there was a traffic accident "
Exact synonyms: Hiss, Siss, Sizz
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize
Derivative terms: Hiss, Hiss, Hissing, Sibilant, Sibilation

4. Verb. Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval.
Exact synonyms: Hiss, Siss, Sizz
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Hiss, Hiss, Hisser, Hissing, Sibilant, Sibilation

Definition of Sibilate

1. v. t. & i. To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation.

Definition of Sibilate

1. Verb. To hiss ¹

2. Verb. To speak with a hissing sound ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sibilate

1. to hiss [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES] - See also: hiss

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sibilate

sibb
sibbens
sibberidge
sibbs
siberian
sibilance
sibilances
sibilancies
sibilancy
sibilant
sibilant consonant
sibilant rale
sibilant rhonchi
sibilantly
sibilants
sibilate (current term)
sibilated
sibilates
sibilating
sibilation
sibilations
sibilator
sibilators
sibilatory
sibilities
sibility
sibilous
sibilus
sibirskite
siblicide

Literary usage of Sibilate

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... sibilation, siffle (rare), spit. hiss, vi Spec, fizz, fizzle, siffle, hizz (rare), sibilate, siss (dial, and col., US), sizzle, sizz (chiefly US), ..."

2. The Great South: A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian by Edward King (1875)
"... You come to a planta- defiantly sibilate: "If dat restive steers are to be nigger say dat, he lied. I taken aboard, and notice do' know nuffin about his ..."

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