Adjective "Whisper" definition and examples

(Whisper may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɪspə/

Definitions and examples

verb

Speak very softly using one's breath rather than one's throat, especially for the sake of secrecy.
  1. with object 'he managed to whisper a faint goodbye'
  2. 'In the mountains, the marines whisper to each other rather than talk: voices carry easily up here and they don't want to give themselves away to their enemy.'
  3. 'A blond girl giggled softly as a boy whispered into her ear, his arm around her shoulders.'
  4. 'She can speak English but prefers to whisper in my ear rather than talking out loud in the noisy bar area.'
  5. 'I tried to whisper something under my breath but the teacher heard me and asked what I said.'
  6. 'Other diners are dotted around, whispering in conversation in reverence to the food.'
  7. 'She kneeled down next to him, clutched his throat and whispered a severe warning to him.'
  8. 'So I just whisper it under my breath instead, which works out fine.'
  9. 'Gaffle raised a hand to Pintom's ear and whispered a short conversation.'
  10. 'I practically whispered, my throat constricting and my eyes bright with unshed tears.'
  11. 'Finally, Martin managed to whisper in my ear that he loved me and boarded the plane.'
  12. 'it was whispered that he would soon die'
  13. 'When the original SMiLE sessions were taking place, it was whispered that the material was far too bizarre to be released.'
  14. 'It was whispered that these people were paid handsomely for crimes that could not be traced.'
  15. 'It was really there, a wind that whispered to him like a lone siren singing her song.'
  16. 'The wind made the trees sway and whisper their stories.'
  17. 'The sun was now below the horizon and the evening breeze whispered around me.'
  18. 'The flowers swayed in the breeze and the grass and leaves whispered with them.'
  19. 'The waves pounded below, and the wind whispered in from the ocean, jostling the lone pine that grew stunted from the rocky soil.'
  20. 'The birds were singing and even the soft breeze whispered in his ears, all helping to make the discomforting dream fade away.'
  21. 'A cool wind was rising, causing the leaves to whisper against each other, their glossy darkness shimmering.'
  22. 'Melina's horse walked on the path as all around her the forest whispered with the wind.'
  23. 'She listened to the soft calling of the birds and the wind whispering through the trees.'

noun

A soft or confidential tone of voice; a whispered word or phrase.
  1. 'In a voice soft as a whisper, fine as silk, and barely recognizable, she asked, ‘Is it a trick?’'
  2. '‘Oh my word,’ she gasped, her voice barely a whisper.'
  3. 'Mr Robinson passed out because of the smoke, has severely impaired lungs and a voice box so badly damaged he can barely raise his voice above a whisper.'
  4. 'A friend suggests, ‘When you feel like shouting, drop your voice to a whisper.’'
  5. '‘I suffered with the people,’ she said, her voice sinking to a whisper.'
  6. 'Juliet replied, her voice softer than a whisper.'
  7. 'I know something unpleasant happened to her, but I was only a small child and when I was around adult voices turned into whispers.'
  8. 'She kept hearing soft voices and whispers in her mind.'
  9. 'She touched the ruby lightly as she spoke, her voice nearing a whisper with every word spoken.'
  10. 'Tall and owl-eyed, he speaks in a voice barely above a whisper at his spacious flat in a bourgeois neighbourhood of Rome.'
  11. 'whispers of a blossoming romance'
  12. 'He added: ‘There have been rumours and whispers, but I can say there will be no pay and display parking in Radcliffe.’'
  13. 'Nevertheless, there have been whispers of scandal.'
  14. 'None of the allegations, hints and whispers lead anywhere.'
  15. 'The crowd's reaction was a mixture of whispers and excited gossip about the newly discovered relative.'
  16. 'By now, the release of a Catherine Breillat film is a ritual: whispers of scandal give way to full-blown outrage and a polarized critical reception.'
  17. 'After that win there were the same whispers that Campbell had reported at the Olympics.'
  18. 'Downstairs, the servants are closer to the underbelly of society, the whispers and the rumours.'
  19. 'Everywhere she walked, she was accompanied by rumours and whispers.'
  20. 'It was just whispers at first, reminiscent of those early rumours that eventually coalesced into the late-lamented National Post.'
  21. 'There was a rumour, a whisper, of a deeper malaise in the state.'
  22. 'Smiling silently, she listened to the whisper of the wind.'
  23. 'It came as silently as a whisper of the wind.'
  24. 'There was no sound besides the light whisper of the breeze.'
  25. 'The only sound is the faint whisper of the air-conditioning.'
  26. 'In the distant night, a whisper of sound caught Yuen's attention.'
  27. 'he didn't show even a whisper of interest'
  28. 'He listened to it late at night, huddled with earphones on and shades drawn, to hear music that brought him a whisper of sanity and took him away from the horrors of his day.'
  29. 'I haven't heard a whisper of praise about her from any quarter in at least two years, and with good reason.'
  30. 'It carries a hint of greed and a whisper of skulduggery.'
  31. 'In 2002 DeLay was elected majority leader without a whisper of challenge.'
  32. 'They lost by five points and returned home without a whisper of dissent.'
  33. 'A whisper of mystery turns all eyes to the throne.'
  34. 'There was a whisper of TV interest from a ‘major UK network’ today.'
  35. 'How can you just carry me off like this, depriving me of internet access without even a whisper of warning?'
  36. 'The police believed him without a whisper of doubt.'
  37. 'He did after all confess, without a whisper of remorse, to carrying out the bombing.'

More definitions

1. to speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords.

2. Phonetics. to produce utterance substituting breath for phonation.

3. to talk softly and privately (often implying gossip, slander, plotting, or the like): The king knew that the courtiers were whispering.

4. (of trees, water, breezes, etc.) to make a soft, rustling sound like that of whispering. verb (used with object)

5. to utter with soft, low

More examples(as adjective)

"volumes can be whisper for secrecies."

"volumes can be whisper."

"trees can be whisper."

Origin

Old English hwisprian, of Germanic origin; related to German wispeln, from the imitative base of whistle.