What does whispering mean?

Definitions for whisperingˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whispering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering(noun)

    a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

  2. whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness(adj)

    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

  3. murmuring, susurrant, whispering(adj)

    making a low continuous indistinct sound

    "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"

Wiktionary

  1. whispering(Noun)

    Something that is whispered; gossip; a rumor.

  2. whispering(Adjective)

    that whispers

  3. whispering(Adjective)

    associated with whispers

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whispering

    of Whisper

  2. Whispering

    a. & n. from Whisper. v. t

Freebase

  1. Whispering

    Whispering is an unvoiced mode of phonation in which the vocal cords do not vibrate normally but are instead adducted sufficiently to create audible turbulence as the speaker exhales during speech. This is a somewhat greater adduction than that found in breathy voice. Articulation remains the same as in normal speech. In normal speech, the vocal cords alternate between states of voice and voicelessness. In whispering, only the voicing changes, so that the vocal cords alternate between whisper and voicelessness. Because of this circumstance, there is currently no known possibility to use voice recognition successfully on a whispering person, as the characteristic spectral range needed to detect syllables and words, is not given though the total absence of tone. There also is no symbol in the IPA for whispered phonation, since it is not used phonemically in any language. However, a sub-dot under phonemically voiced segments is sometimes seen in the literature, as for whispered should.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whispering in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whispering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of whispering

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