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noun [countable] whisper pronunciation in British English /ˈwɪspə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a very quiet way of saying something so that other people cannot hear you
    His voice was little more than a whisper.
    Elizabeth’s voice dropped to a low whisper.
    in a whisper/in whispers: The two men began talking in whispers.
  2. 2
    mainly literary something that someone says that may or may not be true
    Whispers of a marriage break-up soon started to circulate.
  3. 3
    [singular] literary a quiet gentle sound
    whisper of: the whisper of wind in the trees


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