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whispering

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noun whis·per·ing \ ˈhwi-sp(ə-)riŋ , ˈwi- \

Definition of whispering

1 a :whispered speech
2 :a sibilant sound :whisper

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First Known Use of whispering

before 12th century


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whispering

adjective

Definition of whispering

1 :making a sibilant sound
2 :spreading confidential and especially derogatory reports
  • whispering tongues can poison truth
  • —S. T. Coleridge

whisperingly

play \ˈhwi-sp(ə-)riŋ-lē, ˈwi-\ adverb

First Known Use of whispering

1547


WHISPERING Defined for English Language Learners

whispering

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Definition of whispering for English Language Learners

  • : something spoken in a very soft or quiet way



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