Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The conventional whisper of an actor, intended to be heard by the audience but supposedly inaudible to others on stage.
  • noun A whisper that can be or is intended to be overheard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A loud whisper used in by-play by an actor in a theater; an aside; hence, a whisper meant to be heard by those to whom it is not professedly addressed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun theater A line that is performed on stage as if it were whispered, but is spoken loud enough that the audience can hear.
  • verb Alternative spelling of stage-whisper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast

Etymologies

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stage + whisper

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