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whispering

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

Definition of whispering

  1. 1a :  whispered speechb :  gossip, rumor

  2. 2 :  a sibilant sound :  whisper

First Known Use of whispering

before 12th century


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whispering

adjective whis·per·ing

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 \ˈhwi-sp(ə-)riŋ-lē, ˈwi-\ adverb

First Known Use of whispering

1547


WHISPERING Defined for English Language Learners

whispering

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noun

Definition of whispering for English Language Learners

  • : something spoken in a very soft or quiet way



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