stage-whisper
verb see stage whisper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stage whisper — Stage Stage (st[=a]j), n. [OF. estage, F. [ e]tage, (assumed) LL. staticum, from L. stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Static}.] 1. A floor or story of a house. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. An elevated platform on which an orator may speak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stage whisper — n. 1. a loud whisper by an actor on the stage, heard by the audience but supposed not to be heard by other actors on stage 2. any similar loud whisper meant to be overheard …   English World dictionary

  • stage whisper — n 1.) a loud ↑whisper used by an actor in a play which the other actors on the stage seem not to hear 2.) a loud ↑whisper that is intended to be heard by everyone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stage whisper — stage whispers also stage whisper N COUNT If someone says something in a stage whisper, they say it as if they are speaking privately to one person, although it is actually loud enough to be heard by other people …   English dictionary

  • stage whisper — ► NOUN ▪ a loud whisper by an actor on stage, intended to be heard by the audience …   English terms dictionary

  • stage whisper — noun count a way of speaking in which you pretend to talk very quietly but can be heard clearly by other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stage whisper — noun (C) 1 an actor s loud whisper that other actors on the stage seem not to hear 2 a loud whisper that is intended to be heard by everyone: “What s going on?” I demanded in a stage whisper …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stage whisper — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stage whisper : singular stage whisper plural stage whispers a way of speaking in which you pretend to talk very quietly but can be heard clearly by other people …   English dictionary

  • stage whisper — noun Date: 1864 1. a loud whisper by an actor that is audible to the spectators but is supposed for dramatic effect not to be heard by one or more of the actors 2. an audible whisper • stage whisper verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stage-whisper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: stage whisper : to speak in a stage whisper …   Useful english dictionary

  • stage whisper — {n. phr.} A loud whisper intended to reach other ears than those of the person(s) addressed. * /Some jokes should be told in a stage whisper./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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