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whisper

noun (n)

  • speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • speak softly; in a low voice (verb.communication)
    Antonym: shout
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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