stage whisper


stage whisper

noun

: a loud whisper by an actor that can be heard by the audience but which the other actors on the stage pretend not to hear

: a loud whisper that is intended to be heard by everyone

Full Definition of STAGE WHISPER

1
:  a loud whisper by an actor that is audible to the spectators but is supposed for dramatic effect not to be heard by one or more of the actors
2
:  an audible whisper
stage–whisper verb

Examples of STAGE WHISPER

  1. I've had more than I can stand, she complained in a stage whisper.

First Known Use of STAGE WHISPER

1864

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