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  • v. Present participle of whisper.
  • adj. that whispers
  • adj. associated with whispers
  • n. Something that is whispered; gossip; a rumor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from whisper. v. t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a whisper; low and non-vocal.
  • Emitting, making, or characterized by a low sound resembling a whisper.
  • n. Whispered talk or conversation; a whisper, or whispers collectively.
  • n. Talebearing, hint, or insinuation.

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

  • adj. making a low continuous indistinct sound
  • n. a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
  • n. speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords


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  • To produce whisper speech, the vocal folds are brought close to each other, and the arytenoids move away from each other. In this way, air can pass through the whisper triangle, which is the open space in between the arytenoids.

    October 14, 2009