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Definition of Whisper


  1. 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. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
  3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
  4. To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
  5. To address in a whisper, or low voice.
  6. To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
  7. 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. A cautious or timorous speech.
  9. Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation.
  10. A low, sibilant sound.

Whisper Quotations

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
Soren Kierkegaard

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Thomas Carlyle

You can't please everyone. When you're too focused on living up to other people's standards, you aren't spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it's all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!
Kris Carr

Errol Flynn Quote
It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper.
Errol Flynn

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.
Miguel de Unamuno
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Whisper Translations

whisper in Danish is hviske
whisper in Dutch is gefluister, fluistering
whisper in Finnish is kuiskata
whisper in French is chuchoter
whisper in Italian is sussurrare
whisper in Portuguese is sussurro
whisper in Spanish is cuchichear, cuchicheo
whisper in Swedish is viska

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