rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering(noun)
a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness(adj)
speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
murmuring, susurrant, whispering(adj)
making a low continuous indistinct sound
"like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"
Something that is whispered; gossip; a rumor.
associated with whispers
a. & n. from Whisper. v. t
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.
The numerical value of whispering in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of whispering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.
There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.
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.
Every living human shouldn't for any reason/circumstance feel hopeless. For, once there is life, there is also a whispering hope for a better tomorrow.
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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