whispered

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

adjective

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

Origin of whispered

First recorded in 1560–70; whisper + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM whispered

half-whis·pered, adjectivequa·si-whis·pered, adjectiveun·whis·pered, adjective

Definition for whispered (2 of 2)

whisper
[ hwis-per, wis-per ]
/ ˈʰwɪs pər, ˈwɪs pər /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

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 whispered

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 whispered

whisper

see stage whisper.

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