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Definition of whisper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 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. 2(also whispering) [singular] (literary) a soft sound synonym murmur I could hear the whispering of the sea.
  3. 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.
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