Vocabulary: sibilant snake sounds

Title: Mr. Toppit
Author: Charles Elton
Sentence: A strange sound was coming from her, a kind of sibilant hum, as if she was muttering the same word over and over again.
Page: 157

Word: sibilant
  • having, containing, or producing the sound of or a sound resembling that of the s or the sh in sash
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

Looks like sibilant is the Latin for hiss

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