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Sibilate

[si-bə-layt]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

To hiss

2.

To say something with a hissing sound

Examples of Sibilate in a sentence

"To 'Shh!' your friends is to sibilate at them."

"The air coming from the punctured tire started to sibiliate loudly."

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About Sibilate

To sibilate is to say with a hissing sound, just like the librarian who shushes you when you're speaking too loud during your study session.

Did you Know?

Sibilate comes directly from its Latin root sibilare, meaning "to hiss or whistle."

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