Definition of "whisper" []

  • Soft speech produced without full voice. (noun)
  • Something uttered very softly. (noun)
  • A secretly or surreptitiously expressed belief, rumor, or hint: whispers of scandal. (noun)
  • A low rustling sound: the whisper of wind in the pines. (noun)
  • To speak softly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak or utter (something) in a soft hushed tone, esp without vibration of the vocal cords (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To speak secretly or furtively, as in promoting intrigue, gossip, etc (verb)
  • (of leaves, trees, etc) to make a low soft rustling sound (verb)
  • To utter or suggest secretly or privately (verb)
  • A low soft voice (noun)
  • Something uttered in such a voice (noun)
  • A low soft rustling sound (noun)
  • A trace or suspicion (noun)
  • A rumour or secret (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "whisper" in a sentence
  • "At last, there came a little rustling, whispering sound, all round the window: _rustle, whisper, whisper_."
  • "You just have to/* whisper ... whisper ... whisper*/"
  • "The urge to spend is strong, especially with what I call the "whisper crew" -- friends, relatives, hangers-on, etc. -- surrounding them."