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Noun: sibilation  ,si-bu'ley-shun
  1. A fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    "the performers could not be heard over the sibilation of the audience";
    - hiss, hissing, hushing, fizzle
  2. Pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
    - assibilation

Derived forms: sibilations

Type of: noise, pronunciation

Encyclopedia: Sibilation