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stage whisper

noun

Simple Definition of stage whisper

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stage whisper

  1. 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. 2 :  an audible whisper

stage–whisper verb

Examples of stage whisper in a sentence

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



1864

First Known Use of stage whisper

1864


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