whisperer


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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.

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.
It was a film studio chief, Elizabeth Selders, who named Hogg the baby whisperer, after she re-diagnosed her baby's colic as reflux and ``magically'' calmed him down.
She is hoping to get the scheme off the ground in October with the help of horse whisperer Mark Hudson.
In a post-Frankfurt bidding frenzy reminiscent of the one surrounding "The Horse Whisperer," DreamWorks has purchased screen rights to the Marc Levy novel "If Only It Were True" for $2 million, with Steven Spielberg producing and eyeing the director's chair.
ATLANTA -- Chickens aren't just for farms anymore, and the Chicken Whisperer, Andy Schneider, is spreading the word with his 2010 Chicken Whisperer National Tour.
He had originally hoped to purchase two, and although the flyer did not state 'one per customer' the Whisperer reckons he was lucky to get one, although the whole situation stinks and lets down the genuine retailers who play fair with their customers.
HORSE PLAY: Ryan Houghton was among Bootle teens who learned to be a horse whisperer for Channel 4 documentary The First Cut SUCCESSFUL: Horse whisperer Kelly Fields