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    sibilant

    sibilant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sibilant

    Definition
    (noun) a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    Synonyms : sibilant consonant
    Definition
    (adj) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sibilant

sibilant = sibi + lant = hissing sound

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