sibilant englannista suomeksi
(quote-book)|(w)|text=She had a curious habit of prefacing everything she said with a soft sibilant sound."S-s-s Grace," she said, "it's just like I was telling Brother Hutson the other day. 'S-s-s Brother Hutson,' I said, 'looks like we're fighting a losing battle, a losing battle.' I said."
1955: H. A. Gleason, ''An Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics'', page 194, section 14.7
- Groove fricatives all have more or less of an s-like quality, and are for this reason sometimes called sibilants.