whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness(noun)
speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering(verb)
a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
speak softly; in a low voice
The act of speaking in a quiet voice, especially, without vibration of the vocal cords.
To talk in a quiet voice.
Origin: From hwisprian.
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
to make a low, sibilant sound or noise
to speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting
to utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper
to address in a whisper, or low voice
to prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately
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
a cautious or timorous speech
something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation
a low, sibilant sound
Origin: [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispaln, Icel. hvskra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]
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
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.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'whisper' in Verbs Frequency: #547
The numerical value of whisper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of whisper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That's a hint of a whisper of a curl.
Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.
It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper.
They were very happy, he'd whisper in her ear, and hug up on her.
Hope is the whisper of our heart about the possibilities of our lives.
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Translations for whisper
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- шепна, шепот, шептяBulgarian
- xiuxiueig, xiuxiuejarCatalan, Valencian
- šeptat, šepotCzech
- hvisken, hviskeDanish
- wispern, flüstern, GeflüsterGerman
- μουρμούρισμα, ψίθυρος, ψιθυρίζωGreek
- susurrar, susurroSpanish
- sosistama, sosinEstonian
- درگوشی, پچپچ کردن, پچپچPersian
- aavistus, kuiskaus, yksityisviesti, kuiskata, kuiskailuFinnish
- teska, tesk, teskanFaroese
- susurrer, chuchoter, chuchotement, murmurerFrench
- flústerjeWestern Frisian
- cogar, labhair i gcogarIrish
- cagar, cagairScottish Gaelic
- suttog, suttogásHungarian
- շշուկ, շշնջալArmenian
- pískra, pukra, hvísla, hvískraIcelandic
- sussurrare, sussurroItalian
- 囁く, 囁きJapanese
- چرپاندن, چرپهچرپ, چرپانKurdish
- Gepëspers, pësperenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- šnabždėti, šnibždėjimas, šnibždėti, šnibždesys, šnabždesys, kuždesysLithuanian
- gefluister, fluisterenDutch
- kviskring, kviskreNorwegian Nynorsk
- hviske, hviskingNorwegian
- szept, szeptaćPolish
- cochichar, sussurrar, murmúrio, murmurar, sussurroPortuguese
- șopti, susura, șoaptăRomanian
- шептать, шушукаться, шепнуть, шёпот, прошептатьRussian
- шаптати, šaputati, šapat, шапутати, šaptatiSerbo-Croatian
- šeptať, šepkaťSlovak
- viska, viskningSwedish
- గుసగుసలాడు, గుసగుసTelugu
- thì thầm, nói thầmVietnamese
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