sibilation


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a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

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pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound

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B, the base, ribbed into R, rolling into the shaping vowel then to the refiner, A, with the sound of air then the erotic sibilation of S, smoothing over the edifice, which is then soundingly tipped by a hard and precise T.