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Meaning of "sibilancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIBILANCY

sibilancy  [ˈsɪbɪlənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIBILANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sibilancy 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 SIBILANCY 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/.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIBILANCY


bivalency
baɪˈveɪlənsɪ
chaplaincy
ˈtʃæplənsɪ
covalency
kəʊˈveɪlənsɪ
divalency
daɪˈveɪlənsɪ
electrovalency
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈveɪlənsɪ
equivalency
ˌɛkwɪˈveɪlənsɪ
Excellency
ˈɛksələnsɪ
jubilancy
ˈdʒuːbɪlənsɪ
monovalency
ˌmɒnəʊˈveɪlənsɪ
multivalency
ˌmʌltɪˈveɪlənsɪ
pentavalency
ˌpentəˈveɪlənsɪ
polyvalency
ˌpɒlɪˈveɪlənsɪ
quadrivalency
ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪlənsɪ
quinquevalency
ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈveɪlənsɪ
tervalency
tɜːˈveɪlənsɪ
tetravalency
ˌtɛtrəˈveɪlənsɪ
transcalency
trænzˈkeɪlənsɪ
trivalency
traɪˈveɪlənsɪ
univalency
ˌjuːnɪˈveɪlənsɪ
valency
ˈveɪlənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIBILANCY

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIBILANCY

accountancy
Clancy
conservancy
consultancy
discrepancy
expectancy
fancy
infancy
life expectancy
nancy
occupancy
petulancy
postulancy
pregnancy
redundancy
relevancy
repellancy
stimulancy
undulancy
vacancy

Synonyms and antonyms of sibilancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sibilancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIBILANCY

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

Translator English - Chinese

sibilancy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sibilancias
570 millions of speakers

English

sibilancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sibilancy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

sibilancy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

sibilancy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sibilancy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sibilancy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sibilancy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sibilancy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sibilancy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

sibilancy
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

sibilancy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sibilancy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sibilancy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

sibilancy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वडिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sibilancy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sibilancy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sibilancy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

sibilancy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sibilancy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sibilancy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sibilancy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sibilancy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sibilancy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sibilancy

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIBILANCY»

The term «sibilancy» is used very little and occupies the 161.256 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of sibilancy
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIBILANCY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sibilancy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sibilancy» 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 sibilancy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIBILANCY»

Discover the use of sibilancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sibilancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Temple of Nature, Or, The Origin of Society: A Poem, ...
If the point of the tongue by approximation to the forepart of the palate, as in forming the letters T, D, N, S, Z, R, leaves an aperture just so large as to prevent sibilancy, and sonorous air from the larynx be modulated in passing through it; the ...
Erasmus Darwin, 1804
2
The Botanic Garden: A Poem, in Two Parts ... The Economy of ...
If the aperture, made by approximating the back part of the tongue to the uvula and pendulous curtain of the palate, as in forming the sibilant letter H, and the sonisibilant letter Ch Spanish, be enlarged just so much as to prevent sibilancy ; and ...
Erasmus Darwin, 1825
3
Multidimensional speech perception by the hearing impaired: ...
An explanation of this occurrence of sibilancy may lie in the fact that it was perceived in conjunction with the continuant and plosive features and that it never occured alone as a sibilancy feature for this group in the filtered condition.
Jeffrey L. Danhauer, Sadanand Singh, 1975
4
A History of the Korean Language
If the first obstruent was s, the sibilancy was suppressed in some environments. In the Yongbi o ̆ch'o ̆n ka and the Hunmin cho ̆ngu ̆m o ̆nhae, the suppression of the [s] was limited to occurrences before c-.7 But the 1447 Sekpo sangjo ...
Ki-Moon Lee, S. Robert Ramsey, 2011
5
The Monthly magazine
The middle of the tongue swelling a little higher towards the palate, so as to withdraw the point a little way from the teeth, the impulse of air being, at the same time, somewhat increased, so as to produce a certain degree of sibilancy, forms the ...
Monthly literary register, 1823
6
The Philology of the English Tongue
The sibilancy of our language is a European proverb. Undoubtedly our whole stock is sibilant, and the Mceso-Gothic itself most of all. The Saxon was one of the least sibilant of the family, as the lists above (10 and 12) sufficiently indicate.
John Earle, 1873
7
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature
It is no defence to allege that sibilancy is the engrained fault of the English language, the example of our best writers will prove that much may be done towards removing this defect ... i ' if she rise Her face suffus'd with virgin blushes, wind ...
Tobias George Smollett, 1810
8
Speech communication. 3. Speech perception and automatic ...
SKHz to be able to utilize features of a high frequency nature such as sibilancy. Crosslinguistic responses of severely hard of hearing and profoundly deaf subjects with average puretone thresholds poorer than 90 dB ISO for the frequencies ...
Gunnar Fant, 1974
9
Distinctive features: theory and validation
Some less clear interpretations possible were the features sibilancy and continuancy. The feature place of articulation did not show any strength. Furthermore, the feature sonorancy was not obtained because sonorants were not included in ...
Sadanand Singh, 1976
10
JSHD
Position Higher percentages of marked-to-unmarked substitutions occur in the initial position than in the final position, and this trend was more evident for features at the top of the hierarchy (e.g., sibilancy and continuancy) than features at the ...
‎1981

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