how to pronounce sibilant


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the above transcription of sibilant is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

sibilant is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of sibilant


  1. Characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash or surge.


  1. A consonant having a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.

sibilant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sibilant occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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