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“stage whisper” in British English

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stage whispernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪdʒ ˌwɪs.pər/ us /ˈsteɪdʒ ˌwɪs.pɚ/

If an actor says something in a stage whisper, it is intended to be heard by the people watching the play, and the other actors on the stage pretend not to hear it.

If you say something in a stage whisper, you intend it to be heard by people other than the ones you are talking to.

(Definition of “stage whisper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)