What does Whispering mean?

Definitions for Whispering
ˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs-Whis·per·ing

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"


  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


  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.

How to pronounce Whispering?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Whispering in sign language?

  1. whispering


  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

Examples of Whispering in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Every living human should not for any reason or circumstance feel hopeless. For, once there is life, there is also a whispering hope for a better tomorrow. -Emeasoba George

  2. Dave Levinthal of the Center:

    It's basically the difference between a baseball manager sending in hand signals to his players and directly whispering the message into their ears, the message more or less gets through all the same.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    I believe that uncertainty is rally my spirit's way of whispering, I'm in flux. I can't decide for you. Something is off-balance here.

  4. Conor McGregor:

    I was whispering in his ear, and I was speaking on that, and I said what I said, i meant no disrespect to nobody of the LGBT community. I did n’t mean no disrespect.

  5. Kylie Jenner:

    He was whispering to me the whole time, he just doesn't like taking the photos.

Images & Illustrations of Whispering

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. staff
    • B. transition
    • C. accident
    • D. troop

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