Whisper Whis"per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whispered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whispering}.] [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispal?n, Icel. hv[=i]skra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. {Whistle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See {Whisper}, n. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise. [1913 Webster]

The hollow, whispering breeze. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting. [1913 Webster]

All that hate me whisper together against me. --Ps. xli. 7. [1913 Webster]

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