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sibilant US English

(Of a speech sound) sounded with a hissing effect, for example s, sh

sibilant rhonchus in rhonchus US English

An abnormal sound heard during auscultation of the chest, having a musical quality with either a high pitch (more fully sibilant rhonchus) or a low pitch (more fully sonorous rhonchus), and typically associated with obstruction or narrowing of the bronchi.