verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- whiskey sour,
- whisky mac,
- whisky rebellion,
- whispering campaign,
- whispering gallery
Origin of whisper
Examples from the Web for whisper
He speaks in a whisper, flanked by the two locals who set up the meeting.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Supporters of the Putin regime were pointed out in a whisper.
Darren was the kind of man who'd lug a sofa bed up three flights of stairs without a whisper of complaint.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Lilly… Ledbetter…” we whisper to ourselves as we frown at men.
A woman came up to whisper about a case of public corruption.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He could sink it to a whisper and still be audible, while in open-air meetings he could easily make himself heard by thousands.Successful Methods of Public Speaking|Grenville Kleiser
"A lazy man always hez the most trouble," said Shif'less Sol in a whisper to the others.The Riflemen of the Ohio|Joseph A. Altsheler
“Here we are,” said Kenneth, in a whisper, as the light now shone down upon them.Three Boys|George Manville Fenn
The night breeze seemed to whisper this, as they rustled in the ravine below; strange voices muttered it in his ears.A Country Sweetheart|Dora Russell
The chorus of hidden men by the fire rose in a low murmur that was like the whisper of the desert in the night.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
Word Origin for whisper
Old English hwisprian "speak very softly" (only in a Northumbrian gloss for Latin murmurare), from Proto-Germanic *khwis- (cf. Middle Dutch wispelen, Old High German hwispalon, German wispeln, wispern, Old Norse hviskra "to whisper"), imitative and probably related to Old English hwistlian "to whistle." Related: Whispered; whispering. The noun is from 1590s.
see stage whisper.