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Synonyms of sibilant

Noun


1. sibilant, sibilant consonant, fricative consonant, fricative, spirant

usage: a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)

Adjective


1. fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident, soft (vs. hard)

usage: of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')

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