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sibilant
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
characterized by a hissing sound — as made when pronouncing the letter "s"
  • They emerged from the cabins and struggled up the sharing levee to the road—men in staid, hard brown orblack, with gold watch chains and now and then a stick; young men in cheap violentblues or stripes and swaggering hats; women a little stiffly sibilant,and children in garments bought second hand of white people, who looked at Ben with the covertness of nocturnal animals: "I bet you wont go up en tech him."
    4 — April 8, 1928 (47% in)

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