whisperer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

whis·per

 (wĭs′pər, hwĭs′-)
n.
1. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
2. Something uttered very softly: overheard his whisper.
3. A secretly or surreptitiously expressed belief, rumor, or hint: whispers of scandal.
4. A low rustling sound: the whisper of wind in the pines.
v. whis·pered, whis·per·ing, whis·pers
v.intr.
1. To speak softly.
2. To speak quietly and privately, as by way of gossip, slander, or intrigue.
3. To make a soft rustling sound.
v.tr.
1. To utter very softly.
2. To say or tell privately or secretly.

[From Middle English whisperen, to whisper, from Old English hwisprian.]

whis′per·er n.
whis′per·y adj.

whisperer

(ˈwɪspərə)
n
1. a person or thing that whispers
2. a person who is able to tame or control animals, esp by talking to them in gentle tones: a horse whisperer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whisperer - one who speaks in a whisper
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"

whisperer

noun
A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
Translations
هامِس، مُوَشْوِش
rygtesmedsladrehank
súgó/suttogó személy
hvíslari
klebetníkohovárač
fısıldayan kimse

whisper

(ˈwispə) verb
1. to speak or say very softly. You'll have to whisper or he'll hear you; `Don't tell him,' she whispered.
2. (of trees etc) to make a soft sound in the wind. The leaves whispered in the breeze.
noun
a very quiet sound, especially something said. They spoke in whispers.
ˈwhisperer noun
References in classic literature ?
A day may come when this child who has not seen the light rules as king in Zululand, and then in reward you shall be the greatest of the people, the king's voice, whisperer in the king's ear.
Equally in his stopping at the bars and attending to anxious whisperers - always singly - Wemmick with his post-office in an immovable state, looked at them while in conference, as if he were taking particular notice of the advance they had made, since last observed, towards coming out in full blow at their trial.
Still further, in spite of sword thrusts which weaken, and painful exercises which fatigue, he had become one of the most gallant frequenters of revels, one of the most insinuating lady's men, one of the softest whisperers of interesting nothings of his day; the BONNES FORTUNES of De Treville were talked of as those of M.
And now the lids sank and the heads reappeared; I had marked three, the whisperers, and I did not scruple to take a very steady look at them as they emerged from their temporary eclipse.
Some twenty yards farther up the line he lay down again, taking care that the whisperers should hear his grunts and groans as he recomposed himself.
From time to time, one man would whisper his neighbour, or a little group would whisper together, and then the whisperers would nod fiercely to each other, or give their heads a relentless shake, as if they were bent upon doing something very desperate, and were determined not to be put off, whatever happened.
Dog Whisperer has been nominated for an Emmy for Best Reality Series three times, and has won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Animal Show.
Spend a night with Robert Redford by treating yourself to his wonderful movie The Horse Whisperer.
Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan to Co-Moderate Debate with Colbert
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nat Geo WILD announced today that the hit series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan is moving to the new network, with 10 all-new episodes beginning production immediately.
Dalloway,'' ``He Got Game,'' ``The Horse Whisperer,'' ``A Perfect Murder,'' ``Prince of Egypt,'' ``Apt Pupil,'' ``The Imposters,'' ``Babe: Pig in the City'' and ``Meet Joe Black.
Trainer Monty Edwards claims a disgusted welfare officer resigned because of the way the animals were being treated on the set of The Horse Whisperer.