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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)

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.

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."