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stage whispernoun [C]

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If an ​actor says something in a ​stagewhisper, it is ​intended to be ​heard by the ​peoplewatching the ​play, and the other ​actors on the ​stagepretend not to ​hear it. If you say something in a ​stagewhisper, you ​intend it to be ​heard by ​people other than the ​ones you are ​talking to.
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