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stage whisper

n.
1. The conventional whisper of an actor, intended to be heard by the audience but supposedly inaudible to others on stage.
2. A whisper that can be or is intended to be overheard.
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stage whisper

n
1. (Theatre) a loud whisper from one actor to another on stage intended to be heard by the audience
2. any loud whisper that is intended to be overheard
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stage′ whis`per


n.
1. a loud whisper on a stage, meant to be heard by the audience.
2. any loud whisper.
[1860–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness - speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
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Translations

stage whisper

n (fig) → sussurro perfettamente udibile
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References in classic literature ?
"Never mind, honey," his imperturbable wife assured him in a stage whisper. "We'll just ditch that dog and get a regular one.
"He doesn't like snakes!" she said, in a stage whisper. "Now, isn't that an unreasonable aversion?
Donnelly excelled maintaining character throughout while directing his co-star with stage directions in both stage whispers, direct speech and through a discretely placed earpiece.