Sibilance vs Sibilant - What's the difference?

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Sibilance is a related term of sibilant.

As a noun sibilance

is the quality of being sibilant: a hissing quality.




(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 ‘s’ 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.




    (en adjective)
  • Characterized by a hissing sound such as the "s" or "sh" in sash'' or ''surge .
  • * 1960 : Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
  • She had a curious habit of prefacing everything she said with a soft sibilant sound.
    "S-s-s Grace," she said, "it's just like I was telling Brother Hutson the other day. 'S-s-s Brother Hutson,' I said, 'looks like we're fighting a losing battle, a losing battle.' I said."

    Derived terms

    * sibilantly


    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A hissing sound such as the 's' or 'sh' in 'sash' or 'surge'.
  • * 1955 : H. A. Gleason, An Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics , page 194, section 14.7
  • Groove fricatives all have more or less of an [s]-like quality, and are for this reason sometimes called sibilants .

    Derived terms

    * shibilant


    * (phonetics) groove fricative