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 (wĭs′pər, hwĭs′-)
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
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.whispered - spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords; "a long whispered conversation"
surd, unvoiced, voiceless, hard - produced without vibration of the vocal cords; "unvoiced consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'"
References in classic literature ?
I'll help you with the hard words, and they'' explain things if we don't understand," whispered Beth, very much impressed by the pretty books and her sisters, example.
A thousand times she had whispered to her- self of the matter.
Tony whispered to me that he was afraid Pavel would never get well.
There are," whispered Robert, "Didn't you know this was the twenty-eighth of August?
whispered Hawkeye, who, by this time, in common with the whole party, was awake and stirring.
When school broke up at noon, Tom flew to Becky Thatcher, and whispered in her ear:
I have the happiness of knowing your father-in-law,' whispered Mr.
And when they had gone into the ship's dining-room and were having tea, Dab-Dab came up behind the Doctor's chair and whispered.
Then a faint voice whispered, "Little Rose-Leaf, come quickly, or I cannot thank you as I ought for all your loving care of me.
Providence seems to have laid him here," whispered she to her husband, "and to have brought us hither to find him, after our disappointment in our cousin's son.
I heard him fumbling here and just managed to squat myself down in the bath," he whispered to me.
Of me the Courtiers took no notice whatever: but Sylvie and Bruno were the subject of many inquisitive looks, and many whispered remarks, of which I only distinctly caught one--made by a sly-looking Dachshund to his friend "Bah wooh wahyah hoobah Oobooh, hah bah?