Chinese whispers

noun

Definition of Chinese whispers

British
:a situation in which a piece of information is passed from one person to the next and is changed slightly each time it is told

Word by Word Definitions

Chinese play
  1. : a native or inhabitant of China

  2. : a person of Chinese descent

  3. : a group of related languages used by the people of China that are often mutually unintelligible in their spoken form but share a single system of writing and that constitute a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family

whisper play whispers
  1. : to speak softly with little or no vibration of the vocal cords especially to avoid being overheard

  2. : to make a sibilant sound that resembles whispering

  3. : to address in a whisper

  1. : something communicated by or as if by whispering

  2. : an act or instance of whispering

  3. : a sibilant sound that resembles whispered speech


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