whis·​pery | \ ˈ(h)wi-sp(ə-)rē How to pronounce whispery (audio) \

Definition of whispery

1 : resembling a whisper
2 : full of whispers

Examples of whispery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other five novels are narrated by Mary Sarah who pollutes them with a travesty of an English accent in a voice that is whispery, dainty and twee. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2022 In a whispery call and response set atop dense drums and hallowed synths, the two echo one another from start to finish, never going into a verse alone. Ludwig Hurtado, Rolling Stone, 29 Sep. 2021 Biden spoke emphatically at moments, almost shouting the first part of his speech, and in a whispery hush at others, lowering his voice to make a point. Ashley Parker And Anne Gearan, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2021 Testifying in a wheel chair, Durst is thin and frail and speaks with a whispery voice. Melissa Mahtani, CNN, 9 Aug. 2021 Yet in Yaël Farber’s staging, whose spookiest bits were set in the midst of the audience, the usual ghosts and corpses came off as more than whispery premonitions. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2020 Cooper’s vocals were mostly whispery, but could turn more assertive, bolstered briefly by Tobias’s voice. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020 The track pits vulnerability against brutality, prettiness against noise, whispery blurriness against brute-force distortion, continuity against rupture. Jon Pareles, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2020 An actress, brand ambassador and one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram, Gomez has also been a reliable, if not thrilling, provider of whispery pop hits. Washington Post, 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of whispery

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jan 2022

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“Whispery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whispery. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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