Definition of assibilation in English:

assibilation

noun

Phonetics
  • See assibilate

    • ‘The other characteristic feature, which Frisian has carried on a step farther than English, is the assibilation of velars before front vowels.’
    • ‘Gay men are not the only group whose members sometimes speak with assibilation.’
    • ‘I revisited this community to collect data to compare the current findings with the ones yielded in a former study where I contrasted the assibilation in Mexico and in the United States.’
    • ‘The second type of evidence, based on the behaviour of dental stops vis-à-vis the process of assibilation, shows that two consonants not separated at the underlying level by one of the full vowels/a, i, u/are adjacent at the surface.’

Pronunciation

assibilation

/əsɪbɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/