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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,