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The presence of strongly emphasized s, sh, ch, z, j sounds in speech called sibilants. These consonants are created by air moving through the vocal tract and being constricted by the position of the tongue and lips. Consonance is a stylistic device, often used in poetry. ...


The spectrum of sibilants is that of narrow band noise in the high frequency range (5-10 kHz) and therefore their perception is the first to be affected by hearing loss with age (presbycusis). Sibilants may be unvoiced (i.e. without pitch) or voiced (i.e. with an added vibration of the vocal cords). In most modern usages of the word spectrum, there is a unifying theme of between extremes at either end. ... Presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss, is the cumulative effect of aging on hearing. ...



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link titleAssonance is the repetition of vowel sounds within a short passage of verse or prose. ... Alliteration is a stylistic device, or literary technique, in which successive words (more strictly, stressed syllables) begin with the same consonant sound or letter. ... This article is about the poetic technique. ...

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Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Sibilant consonant (199 words)
A sibilant is a type of fricative, made by speeding up air through a narrow channel and directing it over the sharp edge of the teeth.
Sibilants are louder than their non-sibilant counterparts, and most of their acoustic energy (the frication, in the case of fricatives) occurs at higher frequences than non-sibilant fricatives.
Thus, distinguishing between sibilants and non-sibilants is extremely important in English.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sibilant consonant (745 words)
A sibilant is a type of fricative or affricate, made by directing a jet of air through a narrow channel towards the sharp edge of the teeth.
The term sibilant is often taken to be synonymous with the term strident, though this is incorrect - there is variation in usage.
Sibilants are louder than their non-sibilant counterparts, and most of their acoustic energy occurs at higher frequences than non-sibilant fricatives.
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