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sibilant adj : produced
by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f'. `s', `z', or `th'
(in both `thin'
and `then')) [syn: fricative, spirant] n : a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh) [syn:
in phonetics, a fricative
consonant sound, in which the tip, or blade, of the tongue
is brought near the roof of the mouth and air is pushed past the
tongue to make a hissing sound. In English s, z, sh, and zh (the
sound of the s in "pleasure") are sibilants. Sometimes the affricates
ch and j are also considered as sibilants.
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