[hwis-puh-ree, wis-]


like a whisper: a soft, whispery voice.
abounding in whispers or other quiet, mysterious sounds: dark, whispery streets.

Origin of whispery

First recorded in 1825–35; whisper + -y1
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Examples from the Web for whispery

Historical Examples of whispery

  • Then I can study up here where it is all cool and breezy and whispery.

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt

  • "I'm going to Heaven," he said, his voice harsh and whispery.

    Despoilers of the Golden Empire

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Her niece's face was so pale, her eyes so dark, her voice so whispery and strained.

  • The idea of staying alone in that whispery place was not a pleasant idea.


    George Looms

  • Her voice, when she spoke, was whispery: "You mean—for love?"

    Right Ho, Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse