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Meaning of "sibilance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIBILANCE

sibilance  [ˈsɪbɪləns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIBILANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sibilance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIBILANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sibilant

Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricate consonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant. Examples of sibilants are the consonants at the beginning of the English words sip, zip, ship, chip, and Jeep, and the second consonant in vision. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet used to denote the sibilant sounds in these words are, respectively, . Sibilants have a characteristically intense sound, which accounts for their non-linguistic use in getting one's attention. In the alveolar hissing sibilants and, the back of the tongue forms a narrow channel to focus the stream of air more intensely, resulting in a high pitch. With the hushing sibilants, such as English, , , and, the tongue is flatter, and the resulting pitch lower. Because all sibilants are also stridents, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. However, the terms do not mean the same thing. The English stridents are /f, v, s, z, ʃ, ʒ, tʃ, dʒ/.

Definition of sibilance in the English dictionary

The definition of sibilance in the dictionary is the quality of being pronounced with a characteristic hissing sound. Other definition of sibilance is a hissing quality.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIBILANCE


bivalence
baɪˈveɪləns
covalence
kəʊˈveɪləns
dataveillance
ˈdeɪtəˌveɪləns
divalence
daɪˈveɪləns
hypervigilance
ˌhaɪpəˈvɪdʒɪləns
jubilance
ˈdʒuːbɪləns
monovalence
ˌmɒnəʊˈveɪləns
multivalence
ˌmʌltɪˈveɪləns
pentavalence
ˌpɛntəˈveɪləns
pestilence
ˈpɛstɪləns
polyvalence
ˌpɒlɪˈveɪləns
quadrivalence
ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪləns
quinquevalence
ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪləns
silence
ˈsaɪləns
surveillance
sɜːˈveɪləns
tetravalence
ˌtɛtrəˈveɪləns
trivalence
traɪˈveɪləns
univalence
ˌjuːnɪˈveɪləns
valence
ˈveɪləns
vigilance
ˈvɪdʒɪləns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIBILANCE

sib
sibb
Sibelius
Siberia
Siberian
Siberian forest cat
Siberian husky
sibilancy
sibilant
sibilantly
sibilate
sibilation
sibilator
sibilatory
sibilous
Sibiu
sibling
sibling rivalry
sibship
sibyl

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIBILANCE

account balance
advance
air ambulance
ambulance
at a glance
balance
elance
freelance
glance
imbalance
in the balance
lance
on balance
resemblance
semblance
strike a balance
the Balance
trial balance
valance
video surveillance
work/life balance

Synonyms and antonyms of sibilance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sibilance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIBILANCE

Find out the translation of sibilance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sibilance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sibilance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

咝咝声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sibilancia
570 millions of speakers

English

sibilance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sibilance
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صفير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sibilância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sibilance
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sifflement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sibilans
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zischlaute
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

歯擦音
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

치찰음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sibilance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sibilance
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sibilance
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपजत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ıslık sesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

suono sibilante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sibilance
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

свист
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sibilance
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sibilance
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sibilance
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

väsljud
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sibilance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sibilance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIBILANCE»

The term «sibilance» is normally little used and occupies the 113.131 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIBILANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sibilance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sibilance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sibilance

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIBILANCE»

Discover the use of sibilance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sibilance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fast Guide to Cubase SX
De-essing refers to the process of removing over-emphasised 's' sounds ( otherwise known as 'sibilance') from vocal recordings. (Figure 1 2.25) The interface features the Figure 12.25 DeEsser following parameters: • S-reduction - controls the ...
Simon Millward, 2005
2
Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools
Sibilance is the whistling sound of s, sh, ch and sometimes t. 'Locks in the castle' has two potentially sibilant consonants. Languages such as German and Spanish have more sibilant constants than English. The same sentence in German ...
Roey Izhaki, 2013
3
Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools
Fig. 12.12. The DigiRack DeBser plug-in can remove unwanted sibilance in a vocaL ... Sibilance Sibilance refers to the hissing effect, usually found between 6kHz and 8kHz, produced when a vocalist speaks or sings an "ess" sound.
‎2003
4
Secrets of Recording: Professional Tips, Tools & Techniques
After running the vocals through an equalizer and compressor, the added signal processing, along with the vocalist's microphone and technique, may have accentuated the sibilance of the vocal track. Sibilance is the sound of “s” and “t” being ...
Lorne Bregitzer, 2008
5
Cengage Advantage Books: Audio Basics
The closer to a microphone a performer stands, the greater the chance of picking up unwanted breathing sounds and plosives from p's, b's, k's, and t's and sibilance from s's. If the singer's vocal projection or the type of music permits, increasing ...
Stanley Alten, 2011
6
Clear Speech Teacher's Resource and Assessment Book: ...
The term sibilance refers to the hissing sound that accompanies certain English consonants. This sound is the result of high-velocity turbulence in the air flowing out of the speaker's mouth. As the air flows through a narrow channel along the ...
Judy B. Gilbert, 2012
7
Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack
De-Essing Sibilance refers to the hissing sound made by pronouncing the letter s . From a mixing perspective, sibilance becomes an issue because it is often much louder to our ears than the other vocal sounds surrounding it. If you watch the ...
Brian Smithers, 2010
8
Logic Pro 8: Tips and Tricks
Reducing the effects of plosives and sibilance These are the bane of vocal recordings. You can always use a hardware or software de-esser to try and remove sibilance, but these can often sound unnatural. With total automation available, you ...
Stephen Bennett, 2008
9
Earth Unlidded
A day of many agencies, but none stranger than the insistent sibilance of early leaf gilding the wind's wish. This sibilance unknown to the striving of summer green brought to her a stranger who at the least insistence would whistle pantoums of ...
Constance Bostwick Banta, 2008
10
Soundtrack Success:: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio ...
Sibilance Many people have natural sibilance—the excessive S sound that can positively hiss and sizzle in some recordings. Female voices and children tend to suffer from this malady, but male voices are not immune. Some microphones ...
Jeffrey P. Fisher, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIBILANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sibilance is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Why CDs May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl
... be mixed again. Too much bass in one speaker could make the needle skip out of the groove, as would too much sibilance -- a harsh "s" -- in a singer's voice. «Phoenix New Times, May 15»
2
Top 5 buying tips from vinyl connoisseur Paul Kehayas
"If you hear something that sounds like sibilance (ssh-sh-sh noises instead of ssssss noises on the vocals) or crunchy sounds in the middle of the record, that ... «NOW Magazine, Apr 15»
3
Tracey Thorn: 'When I listen to bands, I only really hear the singer'
I've always found it hard to get past that whistling sibilance on every “s” that Damon Albarn pronounces, and it stood in the way of me ever having any real ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
4
Musical Fidelity MF-200 review | TrustedReviews
They are prone to sibilance and there's a fundamental lack of smoothness and refinement that they would need to really succeed in their aims of offering a ... «TrustedReviews, Apr 15»
5
De-Esser Plug-In For Mac And Windows
ToneBoosters has released TB Sibalance which they describe as providing top notch sibilance processing using matched-filter technology for ultra-transparent ... «Sonic State, Mar 15»
6
Toneboosters TB Sibalance en beta
Un contrôle de Level Threshold influe sur le niveau du signal : quand le niveau d'entrée approche du seuil défini pour le niveau, la sibilance mesurée sera ... «Audiofanzine, Feb 15»
7
Album Review: Singer-Songwriter Jessica Pratt Carves out Her Own …
Pratt's signature sibilance is again enhanced by home-grown tape hiss, but this album is in sharper focus than her debut, as though dust has been wiped from ... «Billboard, Jan 15»
8
Women's Voices Are Sexiest At This Time Of the Month
... women melting at their seductive sibilance and gorgeous glottal stops. Why we find certain women's voices sexy has been somewhat of a mystery until now, ... «Bustle, Dec 14»
9
Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Titanium review | TrustedReviews
However, Atomic Floyd's obsession with loading the responsibility of detail onto very high treble frequencies leaves them with a bit of a sibilance issue and not ... «TrustedReviews, Dec 14»
10
Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 review: Sound good, look great
The Bad The speakers can be prone to sibilance with the "wrong" music because of its pronounced treble response. They feel a tad too expensive, especially in ... «CNET, Aug 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sibilance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sibilance>. Dec 2021 ».
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