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Definition of stage whisper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    stage whisper

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  1. 1words that are spoken quietly by an actor to the audience and that the other people on stage are not supposed to hear
  2. 2words that are spoken quietly by someone but that they in fact want everyone to hear “I knew this would happen,” she said in a stage whisper.
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