What does whisper mean?

Definitions for whisper
ˈʰwɪs pər, ˈwɪs pərwhis·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness(noun)

    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

  2. rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering(verb)

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

  3. whisper(verb)

    speak softly; in a low voice

Wiktionary

  1. whisper(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From hwisprian.

  2. whisper(Verb)

    To talk in a quiet voice.

    Etymology: From hwisprian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whisper(verb)

    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. Whisper(noun)

    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. Whisper(noun)

    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. Whisper(verb)

    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. Whisper(verb)

    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. Whisper(verb)

    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. Whisper(noun)

    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. Whisper(noun)

    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. Whisper(noun)

    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. Whisper(noun)

    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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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Longfellow:

    How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of the night! And yet the stillness seems almost audible. From all the measureless depths of air around us comes a half sound, a half whisper, as if we could hear the crumbling and falling away of the earth and all created things in the great miracle of nature?decay and reproduction?ever beginning, never ending?the gradual lapse and running of the sand in the great hour-glass of Time.

  2. Albert Schweitzer:

    Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.

  3. Sam James Ervin, Jr.:

    I'm not going to let anybody come down at night like Nicodemus and whisper something in my ear that no one else can hear. That is not executive privilege it is poppycock.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Controversy and discussion like wushu kong fu and contactless combat, subtly and refined, hints of awareness sound, the wisdom of redirected aggression sounds like a discussion of aikido. Battles for the heart. Consciousness, thinking as the direction of consciousness of the philosophy of life energy qi and prana of thinking. Where traditional folk music is the rhythms of the cyclical nature of life as the cyclical nature. Philosophy of life, its wealth and abundance. Meditative romance of being and the philosophy of life, its subtle vibrations of insight sound like a whisper of eternity. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Dr. Rich Melheim:

    Money doesn't have to talk. It shouts with a whisper.

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