Whisper

  • 1 Whisper — may refer to: * whispering, a form of vocalizationIn fiction* Whisper ( Fable ), fictitious character in the popular Fantasy RPG Fable * Whisper, a character created by Ian Fleming in the James Bond novel and film Live and Let Die * Whisper… …

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  • 2 Whisper — Whis per, v. t. [1913 Webster] 1. To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper. [1913 Webster] They might buzz and whisper it one to another. Bentley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 whisper — [hwis′pər, wis′pər] vi. [ME whisperen < OE hwisprian, akin to wispern < IE base * k̑wei , to whiz, hiss > WHINE, WHISTLE] 1. to speak very softly, esp. without the resonance produced by the vibration of the vocal cords 2. to talk quietly …

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  • 4 Whisper — Whis per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whispered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whispering}.] [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispal?n, Icel. hv[=i]skra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. {Whistle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To speak… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 whisper — [n1] rumor; information expressed in soft voice buzz*, confidence, disclosure, divulgence, gossip, hint, hum, hushed tone, innuendo, insinuation, low voice, mumble, murmur, mutter, report, secret, secret message, sigh, sighing, susurration,… …

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  • 6 Whisper — Whis per, n. [1913 Webster] 1. A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that employs only breath sound without tone, friction against the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Whisper — conocida en castellano en la Argentina como: Susurros de terror, en España como: Hellion, el ángel caído, en México como: El hijo del diablo y en Venezuela como: Poseído, es una película de suspenso dirigida por Sterward Hendler, en la que parti …

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  • 8 WHISPER — index imply, report (rumor), suggestion, tip (clue) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 whisper — (v.) O.E. hwisprian speak very softly (only in a Northumbrian gloss for L. murmurare), from P.Gmc. *khwis (Cf. M.Du. wispelen, O.H.G. hwispalon, Ger. wispeln, wispern, O.N. hviskra to whisper ), imitative and probably related to O.E. hwistlian to …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 whisper — ► VERB 1) speak very softly using one s breath rather than one s throat. 2) literary rustle or murmur softly. ► NOUN 1) a whispered word or phrase, or a whispering tone of voice. 2) literary a soft rustling or murmuring sound. 3) a rumour or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 whisper — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ barely audible, the barest, faint, gentle, hushed, low, mere, quiet, slight (esp. AmE), soft …

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  • 12 whisper — whis|per1 W3 [ˈwıspə US ər] v [: Old English; Origin: hwisprian] 1.) [I and T] to speak or say something very quietly, using your breath rather than your voice ▪ You don t have to whisper, no one can hear us. whisper about ▪ What are you two… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 whisper — I UK [ˈwɪspə(r)] / US [ˈwɪspər] / US [ˈhwɪspər] verb Word forms whisper : present tense I/you/we/they whisper he/she/it whispers present participle whispering past tense whispered past participle whispered ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to say… …

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  • 14 whisper — whis|per1 [ wıspər, hwıspər ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to say something very quietly so that other people cannot hear you: When can I see you again? he whispered softly. Stop whispering, you two! Over here! she whispered urgently.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 Whisper — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Whisper – Die Stimme des Bösen DVD: Whisper – Des Teufels Werk ist ein Kinderspiel Originaltitel Whisper …

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  • 16 whisper — I n. 1) a stage whisper 2) in a whisper (to speak in a whisper) II v. 1) (B) he whispered a few words to her 2) (d; intr.) to whisper about (what were they whispering about?) 3) (L; to) she whispered (to us) that she was preparing a surprise… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 whisper — [[t](h)wɪ̱spə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ whispers, whispering, whispered 1) VERB When you whisper, you say something very quietly, using your breath rather than your throat, so that only one person can hear you. [V with quote] Keep your voice down, I whispered …

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  • 18 whisper — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to speak or say something very quietly, using your breath rather than your voice: What are you two whispering about over there? | whisper sth to sb: James leaned over to whisper something to Michael. 2 (transitive + that) to say… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 whisper — /hwis peuhr, wis peuhr/, v.i. 1. to speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords. 2. Phonet. to produce utterance substituting breath for phonation. 3. to talk softly and privately (often… …

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  • 20 whisper — 01. The children were laughing and [whispering] secrets in the classroom. 02. The wind [whispered] through the trees. 03. Good night I [whispered] as I put the baby to bed. 04. The girls were talking in [whispers], and pointing at the boys. 05.… …

    Grammatical examples in English