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Word of the Day 10/13/18 Sibilate

Sibilate (verb)
sibilate [sib-uh-leyt]


verb (used without object), sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing.
1. to hiss.

verb (used with object), sib·i·lat·ed, sib·i·lat·ing.
2. to utter or pronounce with a hissing sound.

Related forms
sib·i·la·tion, noun
sib·i·la·tor, noun

Related Words for sibilate
whisper, disapprove, hoot, whiz, deride, condemn, blow, decry, damn, rasp, shrill, mock, fizz, sizzle, spit, whistle, revile, wheeze, catcall, swish

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Origin: 1650–60; < Latin sībilātus (past participle of sībilāre to hiss); see sibilant, -ate

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