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noun as in hiss

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I suspect most amateur podcasters don’t even consider a wind screen, but after listening to a bit of level-spiking sibilance, you’ll understand exactly why this microphone add-on is so important.

The gentle sibilance of air drawn through the glowing nest of tobacco is the only sound.

"I am here as a witness," a thousand mocking voices seemed to hiss in echoed sibilance.

She laughed, a mirthless sibilance that was marvelously like a snake's hissing, her eyes hard and dry.

Distress signals hissed into the atmosphere in urgent sibilance, then faltered and died away.

Then the breaking of a twig and the sibilance of whispering voices—two of them—perhaps more.

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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sibilance, such as: catcall, hoot, boo, buzz, contempt, and derision.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.