whispering

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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.
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whispering

(ˈwɪspərɪŋ)
n
1. the act of speaking in a low soft voice
2. the act of uttering or suggesting something secretly or privately
3. a low soft rustling sound
adj
4. (of a voice) low and soft
5. making a low soft rustling sound
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whis•per•ing

(ˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs-)

n.
1. whispered talk or conversation.
2. rumor or gossip.
3. a whispered sound.
adj.
4. making a sound like a whisper.
5. like a whisper.
6. gossipy.
7. conversing in whispers.
[before 1000]
whis′per•ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whispering - a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.whispering - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cordswhispering - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
speaking, speech production - the utterance of intelligible speech
stage whisper - a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast
Adj.1.whispering - making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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Translations

whispering

[ˈwɪspərɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= talking) → cuchicheo m; [of leaves] → susurro m
2. (= gossip) → chismes mpl, chismografía f; (= rumours) → rumores mpl
B. CPD whispering campaign Ncampaña f de murmuraciones
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

whispering

hwɪspərɪŋ] nchuchotements mpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

whispering

nGeflüster nt no pl, → Flüstern nt no pl; (poet: of wind) → Säuseln nt no pl; (of schoolchildren)Tuscheln nt no pl, → Getuschel nt no pl; (fig)Gemunkel nt no pl, → Getuschel nt no pl

whispering

:
whispering campaign
whispering gallery
nFlüstergewölbe ntor -galerie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

whispering

[ˈwɪsprɪŋ] nbisbiglio; (of leaves) → fruscio
there's been a lot of whispering about her → sono corse parecchie voci sul suo conto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
A 1989 study examined laryngeal configuration during quiet whispering and stage whispering. (9) During performance of the "low-effort whisper," no subjects exhibited vocal fold contact, whereas 3 of 5 subjects exhibited vocal fold contact during "high effort whisper" or "stage whisper." The authors noted that subjects intermittently switched between the two modes of whispering without being conscious of their behavior.
Now, the people who were behind the Bistro run the Pen Factory, another below-stairs dining hall literally within stage whispering distance from the theatre, and apparently owing its name to it having been a factory that made ...
However, within three minutes, the No.2 had hopped down with a thump and walked round to sit at Collins' side, stage whispering answers in his ear in between taking bites from an apple.