- whisky mac,
- whisky rebellion,
- whispering campaign,
- whispering gallery,
Origin of whispered
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of whisper
Examples from the Web for whispered
Later, he taught her how to smoke, and still later, they whispered of politics, and fears and hopes for their futures.
Her mother warned her that the birds at school could hear her when she whispered, that her thoughts were never hers alone.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She smiled and whispered, "Are you the girl who was here on Sunday, ringing the bell?"
But on the Nation, these are the kinds of stories only whispered behind closed doors.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Robin crossed to me from across the room, got down to my level, and whispered “Hi, how are you?”Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids|Mara Wilson|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was so exactly like the real thing, she whispered to grandmother wiping her eyes.Letty and the Twins|Helen Sherman Griffith
"You did more when you got out of the cab at the top of the gardens here," he whispered in reply.The Missionary|George Griffith
This is no laughing matter, dear, whispered Ruth, watching the curly-haired boy closely.Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie|Alice B. Emerson
The secret you have whispered to me just now, whether true or false, I shall take to him.Gabriel Conroy|Bert Harte
Hocker and Jeffries moved aside and carried on a whispered conversation.Canoe Boys and Campfires|William Murray Graydon
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.