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Meaning of SIBILANCE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sib"i*lance\, Sibilancy \Sib"i*lan*cy\, n.
The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation.

      Milton would not have avoided them for their sibilancy,
      he who wrote . . . verses that hiss like Medusa's head
      in wrath.                                --Lowell.

 

 

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