Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
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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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."