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whisper

whis·per

whisper

 
pronunciation:
wI spr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whispered, whispering, whispers
definition 1: to speak in a hushed tone, without vibrating the vocal cords.
Please whisper while the baby is sleeping.
antonyms:
cry, holler, shout, yell
definition 2: to talk quietly so as to maintain privacy or secrecy, as in gossiping or scheming.
The lieutenants whispered about the general's incompetence.
similar words:
talk
definition 3: to rustle softly, as leaves in the wind, or water in a brook.
antonyms:
roar
similar words:
murmur
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to utter softly.
antonyms:
cry, shout
definition 2: to tell in private.
We whispered our plans in order to surprise her.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: soft speech uttered without vibrating the vocal cords.
antonyms:
cry, holler, shout
definition 2: something uttered softly or secretly.
Whispers of the evil plot reached his ears.
definition 3: a soft sound resembling vocal whispering; rustle.
similar words:
murmur
definition 4: a hint or trace.
a whisper of nutmeg in the cookies
similar words:
hint, suggestion