whis·​pery | \ˈhwi-sp(ə-)rē, ˈwi-\

Definition of whispery 

1 : resembling a whisper

2 : full of whispers

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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 The single features soft guitar riffs and Gallo’s whispery vocals, accompanied by a mesmerizing video. Nina Braca, Billboard, "Singer-Songwriter Tom Gallo Confronts Darkness in Haunting Single 'Tell Me The Ghost': Video Premiere," 23 Feb. 2018 Alex Seaver of Mako also delivers whispery vocals that create a chilling experience for the listener. Rachel George, Billboard, "Illenium & Kill The Noise Share Hauntingly Beautiful Record 'Don't Give Up On Me' Featuring Mako," 13 Feb. 2018

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1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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