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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
4. (of a voice) low and soft
5. making a low soft rustling sound
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
whis•per•ing(ˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs-)
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.
7. conversing in whispers.
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|Noun||1.||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 cords|
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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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[ˈhwɪspərɪŋ] n → chuchotements mpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Geflüster 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
n → Verleumdungskampagne f
n → Flüstergewölbe nt → or -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[ˈwɪsp/ərɪŋ] n → bisbiglio; (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