Associations to the word «Whisper»


WHISPER, noun. The act of speaking in a quiet voice, especially, without vibration of the vocal cords.
WHISPER, noun. (usually in plural) A rumor.
WHISPER, noun. (figurative) A faint trace or hint (of something).
WHISPER, noun. (internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room.
WHISPER, verb. (intransitive) 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.
WHISPER, verb. (transitive) To mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
WHISPER, verb. (intransitive) To make a low, sibilant sound.
WHISPER, verb. (intransitive) To speak with suspicion or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
WHISPER, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To address in a whisper, or low voice.
WHISPER, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
WHISPER CAMPAIGN, noun. (idiomatic) A method of persuasion in which damaging rumors or innuendo are deliberately spread concerning a person or other target, while the source of the rumors tries to avoid detection.

Dictionary definition

WHISPER, noun. Speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords.
WHISPER, noun. A light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind.
WHISPER, verb. Speak softly; in a low voice.

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