Sibilance vs Sibilancy - What's the difference?

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Sibilancy is a synonym of sibilance.

As nouns the difference between sibilance and sibilancy

is that sibilance is the quality of being sibilant: a hissing quality while sibilancy is the state or property of being sibilant.




(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.




  • the state or property of being sibilant
  • * Lowell
  • Milton would not have avoided them for their sibilancy , he who wrote verses that hiss like Medusa's head in wrath.


    * sibilance