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Verb: sibilate  'si-bu,leyt
  1. Pronounce with an initial sibilant
     
  2. Utter a sibilant
     
  3. Express or utter with a hiss
    - hiss, sizz, siss
     
  4. Make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
    - hiss, siss, sizz

Derived forms: sibilating, sibilated, sibilates

Type of: articulate, emit, enounce, enunciate, let loose, let out, mouth, pronounce, say, sound out, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize