Word of the Week Wednesday: sibilance


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: sibilance.

Sibilance is a word that describes a hissing sound.

While it’s just the sound we make for an “s”, the protracted hiss has a connotation of an angry animal like a cat of a snake.

When it’s not necessarily angry, it still suffers for the snake’s evil reputation.

Sssomething about a ssserpent, I sssuppose.

 

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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