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synonyms for sibilant

  • affricate
  • click
  • consonant
  • diphthong
  • fricative
  • implosive
  • liquid
  • phone
  • phonetic entity
  • phonetic unit
  • plosive
  • sonant
  • spirant
  • syllable
  • vocable
See also synonyms for: sibilance
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How to use sibilant in a sentence

But she only lifted a warning finger and made a sibilant sound with her lips, adjuring silence.
THE TIGRESSANNE WARNER
Exemplify the sibilant impurity with such syllables as pish, false, traitress, miscreant.
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
But out of the muck-heap I picked five pearls—four sibilant nouns and a name that I knew before.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Grace whispered, but the sibilant swish of sounds seemed more resonant than an outspoken address might have.
THE GIRL SCOUTS AT CAMP COMALONGLILLIAN GARIS
The tones were first high, then low, never guttural, and possessed a certain sibilant quality.
RUTH FIELDING ON THE ST. LAWRENCEALICE B. EMERSON
Was it friend or enemy who evidently tried to attract her attention by this sibilant sound?
RUTH FIELDING ON THE ST. LAWRENCEALICE B. EMERSON
A sharp, sibilant whispering came from one of these figures, to be answered in an eager chorus from our bearers.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, APRIL, 1931VARIOUS
She heard the indistinct murmur of the priest's voice at intervals, followed by a sibilant sound as of whispers and sobs.
THE ETERNAL CITYHALL CAINE
Once or twice there was a sibilant inrush of breath from some auditor too dumfounded for control.
THIRTYHOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN
The rain drummed noisily on the roof and the soft swish of its descent into the grass rose to a clear, sibilant note.
THE SQUIRREL-CAGEDOROTHY CANFIELD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SIBILANT

  • affricate
  • click
  • consonant
  • diphthong
  • fricative
  • implosive
  • liquid
  • phone
  • phonetic entity
  • phonetic unit
  • plosive
  • sibilant
  • sonant
  • spirant
  • syllable
  • vocable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.