What does whispering mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whispering.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering(noun)

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

  2. whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness(adj)

    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

  3. murmuring, susurrant, whispering(adj)

    making a low continuous indistinct sound

    "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"

Wiktionary

  1. whispering(Noun)

    Something that is whispered; gossip; a rumor.

  2. whispering(Adjective)

    that whispers

  3. whispering(Adjective)

    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.

How to pronounce whispering?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say whispering in sign language?

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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. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Intolerance to Public Display of Affection (PDA) is not new to Asian cultures such as those from India and China, which have a great history and noble heritage than many others. The Public Displays that are not-so-welcome include kissing, holding hands, hugging, whispering, or touching body parts of each other's in a manner that can be perceived as lack of decency and morality. The jury is still out whether or not Public Display of Affection should be accepted and tolerated. The challenge is to differentiate the PDA that emerge out of love and affection from those out of sexual passion and lust....the former is more noble, being based on love; and hence can probably be tolerated in any culture IMHO.

  3. Alfred Lord Tennyson:

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

  4. Chris Murphy:

    This revolving door of American leadership is devastating to our nation's security as our allies now turn to more stable nations -- like China and Russia -- as our foreign policy infrastructure falls apart, john Bolton was the wrong choice and the silver lining to this instability is that there will be fewer people whispering war chants in the president's ear. But no one of any quality is going to take a job in the nation's national security cabinet so long as everyone's head is permanently hovering slightly above the chopping block.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Every living human should not for any reason or circumstance feel hopeless. For, once there is life, there is also a whispering hope for a better tomorrow. -Emeasoba George

Images & Illustrations of whispering

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