whispery

adjective
whis·​pery | \ ˈhwi-sp(ə-)rē How to pronounce whispery (audio) , ˈwi-\

Definition of whispery

1 : resembling a whisper
2 : full of whispers

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Jackson's 1994 slow jam was seductive enough already as a standalone track, with its smooth rhythm and Janet's whispery vocals. Nicole Demarco And Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "14 Sexy Music Videos You Definitely Shouldn't Watch at Work," 2 Nov. 2018 The anxious, whispery voice on the phone was unmistakably [Princess] Diana. WSJ, "Excerpts From Les Hinton’s ‘An Untidy Life’," 15 Nov. 2018 Her voice is apologetically romantic, powerful and yet whispery. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "'Waitress' leads the menu of top 10 things to do in DFW," 13 June 2018 But what about Robert Wise’s 1963 Shirley Jackson adaptation The Haunting, which terrifies only by whispery suggestion? Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Artfully Made Hereditary Is the Latest Horror Film to Elevate the Genre," 7 June 2018 The clip from Arrival, which included loud, ominous tones and whispery dialogue, benefited the most from the soundbar–specifically from its center tweeter, which was designed to amplify dialogue. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Sonos's New Soundbar Points to a Voice-Enabled Future," 6 June 2018 And that was followed by The Ghost of Tom Joad, a severe, whispery set whose title song was inspired by John Ford’s film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Revisiting the Bruce Springsteen albums nobody likes," 18 May 2018 Bordreuil’s latest tape with bassist Zach Rowden, Hollow (No Rent), is entirely acoustic, with music that moves from whispery harmonics to viscous, deeply fricative slabs. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "French cellist and sound artist Leila Bordreuil diffuses and distorts bowed lines in her Chicago debut," 8 Mar. 2018 Forgetting, with all its spooky, whispery, alternative-reality implications, keeps cropping up. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Forgetting events is part of the way we create memories. It also explains the Facebook crisis, Putin and Trump," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of whispery

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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