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ˈʰwɪs pər, ˈwɪs pərwhis·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessnessnoun

    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

  2. rustle, rustling, whisper, whisperingverb

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

  3. whisperverb

    speak softly; in a low voice

Wiktionary

  1. whispernoun

    The act of speaking in a quiet voice, especially, without vibration of the vocal cords.

    Etymology: From hwisprian.

  2. whisperverb

    To talk in a quiet voice.

    Etymology: From hwisprian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whisperverb

    to speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  2. Whispernoun

    to make a low, sibilant sound or noise

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  3. Whispernoun

    to speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  4. Whisperverb

    to utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  5. Whisperverb

    to address in a whisper, or low voice

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  6. Whisperverb

    to prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  7. Whispernoun

    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 cartilages taking the place of the vibration of the cords that produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound produced by such friction as distinguished from breath sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 153, 154

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  8. Whispernoun

    a cautious or timorous speech

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  9. Whispernoun

    something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

  10. Whispernoun

    a low, sibilant sound

    Etymology: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]

Freebase

  1. Whisper

    Whisper is a 2007 horror film directed by Stewart Hendler and written by Christopher Borrelli. The film revolves around the kidnapping of a young boy, David, who is more than he appears and brings unexpected troubles for his kidnappers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whisper

    hwis′pėr, v.i. to speak with a low sound: to speak very softly: to plot secretly.—v.t. to utter in a low voice or under the breath.—n. a low, hissing voice or sound: cautious or timorous speaking: a secret hint: a low rustling sound.—ns. Whis′perer, one who whispers: (B.) a secret informer; Whis′pering, whispered talk: insinuation.—adj. like a whisper.—n. Whis′pering-gall′ery, a gallery or dome so constructed that a whisper or slight sound is carried to an unusual distance.—advs. Whis′peringly, in a whisper or low voice; Whis′perously, in a whisper. [A.S. hwisprian; Ger. wispern, Ice. hvískra; allied to whistle.]

CrunchBase

  1. Whisper

    Whisper is an anonymous social network that connects people through shared experiences.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'whisper' in Verbs Frequency: #547

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of whisper in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    Fear plants the whisper to beware but doesn’t look to see who’s there.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Alone, you are a particle of eternity, you hear the whisper of awareness - this is the whisper of reality.

  4. Ben Carson:

    The explanation is that that occurred over 50 years ago, have you ever played that party game where you whisper into the person's ear and then they tell it, and by the time it gets all the way back around it's a different story ? That's what we're talking about here.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Confidence is a whisper, decisiveness is a calm tone, arrogance is a scream, and aggression is a bloody nose; one’s demeanor describes the scene.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. occasional
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