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Definition of sibilant:

  1. A sibiliant letter.
  2. Making a hissing sound; uttered with a hissing sound; hissing; as, s, z, sh, and zh, are sibilant elementary sounds.

Synonyms:

raucous, soft, blatant, shrill, strident, clamorous, spirant, continuant, sibilant consonant, vociferous, fricative, clamant.

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