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whisper

[ hwis-per, wis-per ]
/ ˈʰwɪs pər, ˈwɪs pər /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

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Origin of whisper

before 950; Middle English whisperen (v.), Old English hwisprian; cognate with German wispern; akin to Old Norse hviskra to whisper, hvīsla to whistle. See whine
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British Dictionary definitions for whisper

whisper
/ (ˈwɪspə) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for whisper

Old English hwisprian; related to Old Norse hvīskra, Old High German hwispalōn, Dutch wispern
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Idioms and Phrases with whisper

whisper

see stage whisper.

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