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sibilate

Verb

1 pronounce with an initial sibilant
2 utter a sibilant
3 express or utter with a hiss [syn: hiss, sizz, siss]
4 make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval [syn: hiss, siss, sizz]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

sibilate
  1. To hiss

Italian

Verb

sibilate
  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, sibilare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, sibilare#Italian|sibilare

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