Alliteration vs Sibilance - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between alliteration and sibilance

is that alliteration is the repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals while sibilance is the quality of being sibilant: a hissing quality.

alliteration

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals.
  • The recurrence of the same letter in accented parts of words, as in Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter.
  • sibilance

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The quality of being sibilant: a hissing quality.
  • * 2000 , Elaine A. Clark, There's Money Where Your Mouth Is: An Insider's Guide to a Career in Voice-Overs , Second Edition, Back Stage Books, ISBN 978-0-8230-7702-1, page 24:
  • The following exercises help combat sibilance , plosives, lazy tongue, and mouth problems.
  • * 2006 , Barbara Alysen, Electronic Reporter: Broadcast Journalism in Australia , Second Edition, University of New south Wales Press, ISBN 978-0-86840-495-0, page 118:
  • A string of words beginning with ā€˜sā€™ will cause sibilance .
  • * 2009 , Jean Ann Wright and M. J. Lallo, Voice-Over for Animation , Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-240-81015-7, page 28:
  • Work to control the sibilance of your s sounds.
  • * 2012 , Michael Zager, Music Production: For Producers, Composers, Arrangers, and Students , Second Edition, Scarecrow Press, ISBN 978-0-8108-8202-7, page 277:
  • Most often sending the vocal through a de-esser will either eliminate the sibilance or greatly reduce its sound.