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Hiss vs Sibilant - What's the difference?

hiss | sibilant |


As nouns the difference between hiss and sibilant

is that hiss is a high-pitched sound made by a snake, cat, escaping steam, etc while sibilant is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.

As a verb hiss

is to make a hissing sound.

As an adjective sibilant is

characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge .

Sibilant - What does it mean?

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Sibilant vs Strident - What's the difference?

sibilant | strident |


As adjectives the difference between sibilant and strident

is that sibilant is characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge while strident is loud; shrill, piercing, high-pitched; rough-sounding.

As nouns the difference between sibilant and strident

is that sibilant is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge' while strident is (linguistics) one of a class of s-like fricatives produced by an airstream directed at the upper teeth.

Spirant vs Sibilant - What's the difference?

spirant | sibilant |


As nouns the difference between spirant and sibilant

is that spirant is (linguistics|archaic) a fricative while sibilant is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.

As an adjective sibilant is

characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge .

Sibilant vs Sibilous - What's the difference?

sibilant | sibilous |


As adjectives the difference between sibilant and sibilous

is that sibilant is characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge while sibilous is having a hissing sound; sibilant.

As a noun sibilant

is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.

Sibilant vs Sigmatism - What's the difference?

sibilant | sigmatism |


As nouns the difference between sibilant and sigmatism

is that sibilant is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge' while sigmatism is a lisp.

As an adjective sibilant

is characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge .

Sibilant vs Assibilation - What's the difference?

sibilant | assibilation |


As nouns the difference between sibilant and assibilation

is that sibilant is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge' while assibilation is (linguistics) a sound change resulting in a sibilant consonant, commonly the final phase of palatalization.

As an adjective sibilant

is characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge .

Sibilant vs Assibilate - What's the difference?

sibilant | assibilate |


As an adjective sibilant

is characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge .

As a noun sibilant

is (phonetics) a hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.

As a verb assibilate is

(linguistics|phonetics) to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.

Sibilant vs Pish - What's the difference?

sibilant | pish |


As a interjection pish is

an expression of disdain.

As a noun pish is

a sibilant noise (eg "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.

As a verb pish is

to try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (eg "psshh").

Sibilant vs Whish - What's the difference?

sibilant | whish |


As a interjection whish is

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As a noun whish is

a sibilant sound, especially that of rapid movement through the air.

As a verb whish is

to make such a sound.

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