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Pronounce (a sound) as a sibilant or affricate ending in a sibilant (e.g. sound t as ts).
- ‘As such, increasing the periodicity in an assibilated rhotic may lead to the perception of the trill, even if it is not present.’
- ‘This would return forms of the verb annuntiare whether assimilated or not (ann - vs. adn-), assibilated or not (nunci - vs. nuncti-).’
- ‘In medieval manuscripts ti or di with a following vowel or diphthong are frequently replaced by z.’
- ‘Moreover, gay men who speak with what a North American newsreader would consider an ‘accent’ - such as British, Australian, or even Texan gays - rarely assibilate at all.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin assibilat- hissed at, from the verb assibilare, from ad- to + sibilare to hiss.
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