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American English: /ˈsɪbələnt/
British English: /ˈsɪbɪl(ə)nt/

Translation of sibilant in Spanish:



  • 1 (hissing) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • There were shouts and laughter and sibilant whispers.
    • You hear the sibilant whisper of gentle waves washing the shore and you know the sea is calm tonight.
    • We all spoke German, too, at the table - except when talking to the waitress, when we settled into sibilant cadences and sharp vowels.
  • 2 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • Though everyone else in the picture speaks in some variation of a British accent, poor Jolie has been given the Transylvanian throat-sucker's throaty, sibilant vowels, as well as a wardrobe of snakes.
    • The addition of e before s after sibilant consonants (pass/passes) and final o (go/goes).
    • Modern Portuguese is characterized by an abundance of sibilant and palatal consonants and a broad spectrum of vowel sounds (five nasal phonemes and eight to ten oral ones).
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