whispered

[ hwis-perd, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs pərd, ˈwɪs- /

adjective

rumored; reported: He is whispered to be planning to run for governor.

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Origin of whispered

First recorded in 1560–70; whisper + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM whispered

half-whispered, adjectivequasi-whispered, adjectiveun·whis·pered, adjective
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