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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whispering

    of Whisper

  2. Whispering

    a. & n. from Whisper. v. t

Freebase

  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. Marco Rubio:

    I stood on the stage and watched Marco … rather indignantly, look at Governor Bush and say, ‘someone told you that because we're running for the same office, that criticizing me will get you to that office,’ it appears that the same someone has been whispering in old Marco's ear too.

  2. Alfred Lord Tennyson:

    Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.

  3. 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.

  4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    I think Republicans allow themselves to be put in a box, she's like whispering like that's bad to say. No. To me, conservatism is giving everybody a chance to be able to be successful. That's the way Reagan was.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of whispering

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