Verb assibilate Definition and Examples


Verb:

assibilate

Definition as verb:

(linguistics, phonetics) To change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds. (linguistics, phonetics) To change by assibilation.

More definition:


1.to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sibilant sound or sounds.


2.to change by assibilation.

3.to become a sibilant or a sound containing a sibilant.

1. (intransitive) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant

2. (transitive) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant Derived Formsassibilation, noun Word OriginC19, from Late Latin assībilāre to hiss at, from sībilāre to hiss; see sibilantCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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