Definition for whisper

noun as in rumor; information expressed in soft voice

noun as in trace, suggestion

Strongest matches

breath, hint, shadow, suspicion, whiff

Strong matches

dash, fraction, shade, tinge, touch

Weak match


verb as in speak softly

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Example Sentences

The whispers have played out alongside long-running discussions about the lack of clear leadership on park issues, duplication of efforts and overhead among various Balboa Park groups and struggles to execute major park initiatives and projects.

During the summer, there were whispers among Parisian food circles and on social media of assault allegations involving Sekine.

From Eater

There are whispers of McDonald’s locations that have breakfast buffets.

From Eater

The whisper number, for example, calls for just 670,000 new jobs, about half of what economists expect.

From Fortune

Once Greene and Lobb moved it into the symplectic world, the problem gave way with a whisper.

He speaks in a whisper, flanked by the two locals who set up the meeting.

The substitute nurse says to him in a stage whisper, “You know, the doctor says no vodka.”

Some residents took to the secret-sharing app Whisper to disclose their biggest fears.

Supporters of the Putin regime were pointed out in a whisper.

Darren was the kind of man who'd lug a sofa bed up three flights of stairs without a whisper of complaint.

These words were uttered in a guarded whisper by a boy about seventeen years of age, to a great dog that stood by his side.

The voice died out in a broken whisper, and two hot tears fell on Black Sheep's forehead.

He saw the tips of the fir trees shimmer, and heard them whisper as the breeze turned their needles towards the light.

"The angels don't whisper such blessed dreams to me," returned Dorothy, sadly.

A voice came from somewhere, a voice asking somebody also in a whisper to put the lights out.


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On this page you'll find 118 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whisper, such as: buzz, gossip, hint, innuendo, murmur, and sigh.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.