whispering

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  • Info Whispering is an unvoiced mode of phonation in which the vocal cords do not vibrate normally but are instead adducted sufficiently to create audible turbulence (a 'hissing' quality) as the speaker exhales (or occasionally inhales) during speech. more...
  • He also whispered to me that he had another project in the works.
  • At last all seemed so still that they took heart to whisper to each other. Cited from Cormorant Crag, by George Manville Fenn
  • People came up and asked him in whispers if everything had turned out well. Cited from The Loom of Youth, by Alec Waugh
  • She was unable to speak above a whisper the rest of her life.
  • I was going away when I heard him whisper my own name. Cited from Hurricane Hurry, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Shall we go back and try if we can see it?" he whispered. Cited from Mother Carey's Chicken, by George Manville Fenn
  • One could see that, and many whispers went about as to his learning. Cited from Stories from Hans Andersen, by Hans Christian Anderson
  • There was never a whisper about his sex-life during his career.
  • Once I thought I heard this man whisper of the things he saw. Cited from The Singing Mouse Stories, by Emerson Hough
  • They have nothing over here that we can't beat to a whisper. Cited from A Book of Burlesques, by H. L. Mencken
  • If we spoke, it was in low whispers, when we were close together. Cited from With Axe and Rifle, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • I whispered once or twice to the doctor, but he laid his hand upon my lips. Cited from Bunyip Land, by George Manville Fenn
  • He also lost sight in his left eye and further lost the ability to speak above a whisper.
  • I felt a whispering within that seemed to tell me I should not die then. Cited from Six Years in the Prisons of England, by A Merchant - Anonymous
  • "What shall we do to keep them here?" they whispered among themselves. Cited from Sandman's Goodnight Stories, by Abbie Phillips Walker
  • For the rest of his life, he was unable to speak above a whisper.
  • It was the first time she had whispered that wish since leaving the States. Cited from Ruth Fielding at the War Front, by Alice B. Emerson
  • His words seemed to him whispers coming across a great space. Cited from The Courage of Marge O'Doone, by James Oliver Curwood
  • Did any other of ye see the black man whispering to me? Cited from Giles Corey, Yeoman, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Now and then she whispers that she never knew love until I taught it to her. Cited from The Gay Cockade, by Temple Bailey
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Root form of whispering is whisper for the verb.

Words starting with whispering

Meaning of whispering

  • noun Speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
  • verb Speak softly; in a low voice