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whisper

2 noun
     
whisper2 [countable]
1 a very quiet voice you make using your breath and no sound
in a whisper
'Where are we going?' he asked in a whisper.
2 a piece of news or information that has not been officially announced and may or may not be true [= rumour]
whisper of
The first whisper of the redundancies came from the newspapers.
whisper that
There are whispers that the actor was seen checking into a hospital last week.
3

whisper of something

literaryC a low soft sound made by something such as the wind

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