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whispering

noun

Definition of whispering

  1. 1 a :  whispered speech b :  gossip, rumor

  2. 2 :  a sibilant sound :  whisper

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of whispering

before 12th century


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whispering

adjective

Definition of whispering

  1. 1 :  making a sibilant sound

  2. 2 :  spreading confidential and especially derogatory reports <whispering tongues can poison truth — S. T. Coleridge>

whisperingly

play \-p(ə-)riŋ-lē\ adverb

1547

First Known Use of whispering

1547


WHISPERING Defined for English Language Learners

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whispering

noun

Definition of whispering for English Language Learners

  • : something spoken in a very soft or quiet way



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