whispering

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1whispering

noun

: something spoken in a very soft or quiet way

Full Definition of WHISPERING

1
a :  whispered speech
b :  gossip, rumor
2
:  a sibilant sound :  whisper

First Known Use of WHISPERING

before 12th century

2whispering

adjective

Definition of WHISPERING

1
:  making a sibilant sound
2
:  spreading confidential and especially derogatory reports <whispering tongues can poison truth — S. T. Coleridge>
whis·per·ing·ly \-p(ə-)riŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of WHISPERING

1547

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