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noun as in buzz

noun as in hiss

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Challenger walked across to the oxygen tube, and the sound of the loud hissing fell away till it was the most gentle sibilation.

Boardman appeared shocked, and yet somewhat amused; he made a soft low sibilation between his teeth.

In place of martial airs and musical utterance, there rose upon the ear a strange din of harsh gutturals and singular sibilation.

They make it clear and penetrating; yet it seems a poor, effeminate sibilation, and no generous, open-mouthed call.

Bob whistled,—a long sibilation of amazement,—and then laughed and laughed again.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sibilation, such as: hum, murmur, whisper, drone, fizz, and fizzle.

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