Whis·per v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whispered p. pr. & vb. n. Whispering.]
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.
2. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
The hollow, whispering breeze. --Thomson.
3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
All that hate me whisper together against me. --Ps. xli. 7.
Whis·per·ing, a. & n. from Whisper. v. t.
Whispering gallery, or Whispering dome, one of such a form that sounds produced in certain parts of it are concentrated by reflection from the walls to another part, so that whispers or feeble sounds are audible at a much greater distance than under ordinary circumstances. The dome of the U. S. capitol building is one example.
adj : making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring
waves"; "susurrant voices" [syn: murmuring, susurrant]
n 1: the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves
blowing in the wind [syn: rustle, rustling, whisper]
2: speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords [syn: whisper,