Utter with a hissing sound.‘two gentlemen turned round to me and sibilated the word ‘Poet’’[with direct speech] ‘‘Do you think it's worthwhile,’ sibilated Miss Miranda’
- ‘He sibilated sharply and slammed Trey's iced coffee on the counter, stumbling back frantically.’
- ‘Imagine a subtle chorus of voices, the ever present sibilating that accompanies any large crowd.’
- ‘Vishal loved the way they sibilated the word.’
- ‘‘Come here,’ the young man sibilates, but then he sits down next to her.’
- ‘The needle, as it glides across the grooves, sibilates softly and crackles once or twice.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin sibilat- hissed, whistled, from the verb sibilare.