French translation of 'whisper'
1. [of people] chuchotement m
to speak in whispers chuchoter
in a whisper dans un murmure
2. [of leaves] bruissement m
She whispered his name. Elle murmura son nom.
to whisper sth to sb murmurer qch à qn
Why are you whispering? Pourquoi chuchotes-tu ?
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Example Sentences Including 'whisper'
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There were whispered mutterings about what was going on.Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)
He drops his voice to a whisper.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Then there were fresh whispers yesterday about its wells.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She could hear the whispered conversation in the hall, then they came in.The Glasgow Girls (1994)
Stories of their exploits would pass from street to street in a firestorm of whisper and rumour.THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)
He whispered something dirty in my ear.The Sun (2014)
It seems this is a man to whom the world whispers its secrets.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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)
Saw him whisper something in his ear.Man of Honour (2007)
She whispered low, "So simple.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
I had not heard a whisper about him.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is whispered about all the time.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
No one had heard any whispers.The Sun (2016)
They move in with boyfriends without so much as a whispered conversation about debt.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
You can put on a breathy voice and whisper what you like.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
My wife said:'Take me in your arms and whisper something soft and sweet.The Sun (2016)
One text asked if she had deleted the messages yet and another text said co-workers were whispering about them.The Sun (2016)
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)
There were many whispers and rumours spread about each other and the friendship ended.The Sun (2016)
Any veteran who's on a barren run will hear the whispers.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The wife smiles and pretends not to hear the whispers and the gossip.Christianity Today (2000)
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'whisper' in Other Languages
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
Translation of whisper from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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