Definition of stage whisper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stage whisper

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    noun
    BrE
     
    ; NAmE
     
    Producing a play
     
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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 See related entries: Producing a play
  2. 2words that are spoken quietly by somebody but that they in fact want everyone to hear ‘I knew this would happen,’ she said in a stage whisper.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stage whisper