Definition of 'whisper'
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There were many whispers and rumours spread about each other and the friendship ended. The Sun (2016)No one had heard any whispers. The Sun (2016)I had not heard a whisper about him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One text asked if she had deleted the messages yet and another text said co-workers were whispering about them. The Sun (2016)My wife said:'Take me in your arms and whisper something soft and sweet. The Sun (2016)Stories of their exploits would pass from street to street in a firestorm of whisper and rumour. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)They move in with boyfriends without so much as a whispered conversation about debt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was just whispered tones and very quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Various nervous audience members shuffled up to me and whispered that the secret police were there. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The wife smiles and pretends not to hear the whispers and the gossip. Christianity Today (2000)You can put on a breathy voice and whisper what you like. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Saw him whisper something in his ear. Man of Honour (2007)There were whispered mutterings about what was going on. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)Then there were fresh whispers yesterday about its wells. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It seems this is a man to whom the world whispers its secrets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He drops his voice to a whisper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He whispered something dirty in my ear. The Sun (2014)It is whispered about all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The couple put on a united appearance just as whispers in the industry began that all was not well in the marriage. The Sun (2016)The train just gets up to speed with a low whisper, and stays there. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She could hear the whispered conversation in the hall, then they came in. The Glasgow Girls (1994)Any veteran who's on a barren run will hear the whispers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She whispered low, "So simple. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
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Translations for 'whisper'
British English: whisper /ˈwɪspə/ VERB
When you whisper, you say something very quietly, using your breath rather than your throat, so that only one person can hear you.
`Keep your voice down,' I whispered.
Don't whisper. It's rude.
- American English: whisper
- Arabic: يَهْمِسُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sussurrar
- Chinese: 耳语
- Croatian: šapat
- Czech: šeptat
- Danish: hviske
- Dutch: fluisteren
- European Spanish: susurrar
- Finnish: kuiskata
- French: chuchoter
- German: flüstern
- Greek: ψυθιρίζω
- Italian: sussurrare
- Japanese: ささやく
- Korean: 속삭이다
- Norwegian: hviske
- Polish: szepnąć
- European Portuguese: sussurrar
- Romanian: a șopti
- Russian: шептать
- Spanish: susurrar
- Swedish: viska
- Thai: กระซิบ
- Turkish: fısıldamak
- Ukrainian: шепотіти
- Vietnamese: nói thầm
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