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4 definitions found
 for Whispering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whispering \Whis"per*ing\,
     a. & n. from Whisper. v. t.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Whispering gallery, or Whispering dome, one of such a
        form that sounds produced in certain parts of it are
        concentrated by reflection from the walls to another part,
        so that whispers or feeble sounds are audible at a much
        greater distance than under ordinary circumstances. The
        dome of the U. S. capitol building is one example.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whisper \Whis"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whispered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Whispering.] [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern,
     wispeln, OHG. hwispal?n, Icel. hv[imac]skra, Sw. hviska, Dan.
     hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard
        only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant
        breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which
        gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The hollow, whispering breeze.        --Thomson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse
        in whispers, as in secret plotting.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              All that hate me whisper together against me. --Ps.
                                                    xli. 7.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whispering
      adj 1: making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring
             waves"; "susurrant voices" [syn: murmuring,
             susurrant, whispering]
      n 1: a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves
           blowing in the wind [syn: rustle, rustling, whisper,
           whispering]
      2: speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords [syn:
         whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "whispering":
     aspiration, bated breath, breath, breathy voice, buzz, cry, drone,
     droning, exhalation, gabble, gibber, gibbering, gossip, grapevine,
     hearsay, jabber, jibber, little voice, low voice, maundering,
     mouthing, mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration, murmuring,
     murmurish, murmurous, mutter, muttering, rumble, rumor, rustling,
     scuttlebutt, sigh, soft voice, stage whisper, still small voice,
     susurrant, susurration, susurrous, susurrus, talk, underbreath,
     undertone, whisper, whispery
  
  

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