- 1[countable] a low, quiet voice or the sound it makes synonym murmur They spoke in whispers. Her voice dropped to a whisper. see also stage whisper
- 2 (also whispering) [singular] (literary) a soft sound synonym murmur I could hear the whispering of the sea.
- 3[countable] a piece of news that is spread by being talked about but may not be true synonym rumor I've heard whispers that he's leaving.