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whisperer

[hwis-per-er, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs pər ər, ˈwɪs-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that whispers.
2.
a gossip, talebearer, rumor-monger, or the like.
Origin of whisperer
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; whisper + -er1
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  • If any one had whispered a word of caution to her, how she would have hated the whisperer!

  • What gentle tongue, What whisperer disturb'd his gloomy rest?

    Endymion John Keats
  • Would he attack you openly, or would he remain—the whisperer?

  • There was no eye, but there was the whisperer whom he could never drive away.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • To be a Great Man's whisperer is a position coveted by many.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • All that day in her little parlor, Grace had one ear open for the whisperer.

    Whispers at Dawn

    Roy J. Snell
  • The whisperer had given her little intimation of his purpose.

    Whispers at Dawn

    Roy J. Snell
  • And yet, the whisperer had more than once convinced her that he did see her face.

    Whispers at Dawn

    Roy J. Snell
  • And so for the time the mystery of the whisperer remained unsolved.

    Whispers at Dawn

    Roy J. Snell
  • There was the mysterious “whisperer” and his strange visits at dawn.

    Whispers at Dawn

    Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for whisperer

whisperer

/ˈwɪspərə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that whispers
2.
a person who is able to tame or control animals, esp by talking to them in gentle tones: a horse whisperer
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