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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
  3. 3
    [singular] literary a quiet gentle sound
    whisper of:

    the whisper of wind in the trees

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