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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(ii) Specific Sounds

409. [Hissing Sounds.] Sibilation.

   NOUN:SIBILATION; zip; hiss &c. v.; sternutation; high note [See Stridor].
  goose, serpent, snake.
   VERB:HISS, buzz, whiz, rustle; fizz, fizzle; wheeze, whistle, snuffle; squash; sneeze; sizz [colloq.], sizzle, swish.
   ADJECTIVE:SIBILANT; hissing &c. v.; wheezy; sternutative.