What does whispering mean?

Definitions for whispering
ˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs-whis·per·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustle, rustling, whisper, whisperingnoun

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

  2. whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessnessadjective

    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

  3. murmuring, susurrant, whisperingadjective

    making a low continuous indistinct sound

    "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"

Wiktionary

  1. whisperingnoun

    Something that is whispered; gossip; a rumor.

  2. whisperingadjective

    that whispers

  3. whisperingadjective

    associated with whispers

Wikipedia

  1. Whispering

    Whispering is an unvoiced mode of phonation in which the vocal cords are abducted so that they do not vibrate; air passes between the arytenoid cartilages to create audible turbulence during speech. Supralaryngeal 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 segments change, so that the vocal cords alternate between whisper and voicelessness (though the acoustic difference between the two states is minimal). Because of this, implementing speech recognition for whispered speech is more difficult, as the characteristic spectral range needed to detect syllables and words is not given through the total absence of tone. More advanced techniques such as neural networks may be used, however, as is done by Amazon Alexa.There 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 [ʃʊ̣ḍ] for whispered should.

ChatGPT

  1. whispering

    Whispering refers to the act of speaking or communicating very quietly or softly, often by partially restricting the flow of air from the lungs, using breath rather than the vocal cords, to make the voice sound hushed and inaudible at a distance. This type of speech is generally used to convey discreet or confidential information without being overheard by others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whispering

    of Whisper

  2. Whispering

    a. & n. from Whisper. v. t

Wikidata

  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.

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.

  3. Dominique Pouzol:

    Back in the day, these were worn to prevent public officials from whispering, and so, there was already then this notion of social distancing.

  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. Kristin Kagetsu:

    If we take it seriously, then other people feel the same way, once there is no giggling and whispering, then we can talk about it and realize it's not something to be ashamed of.

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