sibilate

[ sib-uh-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF sibilate
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WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin sibilatus, past participle of sibilare "to hiss, whistle" (see sibilant (adj.)). Related: Sibilated; sibilating.

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