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whispering

[ hwis-per-ing, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs- /
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noun
whispered talk or conversation.
rumor, hearsay, or gossip.
a whispered sound.
adjective
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Origin of whispering

before 1000; Middle English (noun), Old English hwisprunge.See whisper, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM whispering

whis·per·ing·ly, adverbhalf-whis·per·ing·ly, adverbun·whis·per·ing, adjective
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