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
Examples of stage whisper in a sentence
“I've had more than I can stand,” she complained in a stage whisper.
First Known Use of stage whisper
STAGE WHISPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stage whisper for English Language Learners
: 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
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