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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


  1. whispernoun

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

  2. whisperverb

    To talk in a quiet voice.

  3. 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

  2. Whispernoun

    to make a low, sibilant sound or noise

  3. Whispernoun

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

  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

  5. Whisperverb

    to address in a whisper, or low voice

  6. Whisperverb

    to prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately

  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

  8. Whispernoun

    a cautious or timorous speech

  9. Whispernoun

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

  10. Whispernoun

    a low, sibilant sound

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


  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.]


  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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  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. Arabic Proverb:

    The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

  2. Tracie Anderson:

    They were very happy, he'd whisper in her ear, and hug up on her.

  3. Gordana Biernat:

    Grief is a reminder of our physical existence and its inevitable end. Letting go is a whisper that We Are Eternal.

  4. Barry Neil Kaufman:

    A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper.

  5. Damion Core:

    When you whisper, I sink, and when you kiss me, I fly. I let you pull me in any direction you choose. My very body was brought down to your will, and I continue to this day and will continue to the end of my life. Why? Because I love you. I love everything you do to me, not pysically but emotionally.

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    something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    • A. confectionery
    • B. intelligence
    • C. witness
    • D. temptation

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