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English definition of “whisper”

whisper

noun (SPEECH)    /ˈwɪs.pər/ US  /-pɚ/
[C] a way of speaking very quietly , using the breath but not the voice , so that only the person close to you can hear you: I heard whispers outside my room . She said it in a whisper so I presumed it wasn't common knowledge . "You see ," she said, lowering her voice to a whisper, "he hasn't been well recently ."Ways of talking [S] literary a soft , low noise : The silence was broken only by the whisper of the leaves in the gentle breeze .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of whisper noun (SPEECH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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