whisper: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hwis'pur, wis'pur), [key]
- to speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords.
- to produce utterance substituting breath for phonation.
- to talk softly and privately (often implying gossip, slander, plotting, or the like): The king knew that the courtiers were whispering.
- (of trees, water, breezes, etc.) to make a soft, rustling sound like that of whispering.
- to utter with soft, low sounds, using the breath, lips, etc.: He whispered endearments to her.
- to utter (speech sounds) substituting breath for phonation.
- to say or tell in a whisper; tell privately.
- to speak to or tell (a person) in a whisper or privately.
- the mode of utterance, or the voice, of a person who whispers: to speak in a whisper.
- a word or remark uttered by whispering.
- a rumor or insinuation: Whispers circulated about the affair.
- a soft, rustling sound like a whisper: the whisper of leaves in the wind.
- whisper (Thesaurus)