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Language: Old English
Origin: hwisprian

whisper

1 verb
     
whis‧per1 W3
1 [intransitive and transitive] to speak or say something very quietly, using your breath rather than your voice:
You don't have to whisper, no one can hear us.
whisper about
What are you two whispering about over there?
whisper something to somebody
James leaned over to whisper something to Michael.
'I've missed you,' he whispered in her ear.
2 [transitive] to say or suggest something privately or secretly
whisper that
Staff were whispering that the company was about to go out of business.
WORD FOCUS: talk WORD FOCUS: talk
chat/natter British English to talk in a friendly way about things that are not very important
gossip
to talk about other people's private lives
drone on
/go on British English/hold forth waffle British English ramble to talk for too long in a boring way
whisper
to talk very quietly
mumble
/murmur mutter to talk in a way that is difficult to hear
talk

See also
talk

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