Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “whisper”


verb [I/T]  /ˈhwɪs·pər, ˈwɪs-/ us  
to say something very quietly, using the breath but not the voice: [I] What are you girls whispering about?
noun [C]  /ˈhwɪs·pər, ˈwɪs-/ us  
They spoke in whispers, not wanting anyone to hear them.
(Definition of whisper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of whisper?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “whisper” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More