sibilance

[ sib-uh-luh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF sibilance
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIBILANCE

Her clan took the word up, and for a time the sibilance of it was like a hiss in the room.

So now he puckered his lips to the sibilance of a canoe-song, and waited.

He nodded without looking at me, and with some sibilance of excuse, read the message.

She sighed, and the sibilance of it echoed with a strange lingering note between those high gray walls.

It was a gentle sound, but with a sibilance that held a threat of danger—like the hiss of a gigantic serpent.

There was not that sibilance and thunder that had turned me a bit gray inside at first sight of the Eagle.

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

His voice, its guttural note alternating with a sibilance on certain words, betrayed no traces of agitation.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SIBILANCE

hiss

nounbuzzing sound; jeer
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