US: /ˈhwɪspɝ/, /ˈwɪspɝ/
UK: /wˈɪspɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

whisper /'wisp /
  • danh từ
    • tiếng nói thầm, tiếng xì xào (của lá...); tiếng vi vu xào xạc (của gió...)
      • to talk in whispers (in a whisper): nói chuyện thì thầm
    • tin đồn kín, tiếng đồn kín; lời xì xào bàn tán nhỏ to
    • lời nhận xét rỉ tai
    • lời gợi ý bí mật
    • động từ
      • nói thầm; xì xào (lá); xào xạc (gió)
      • xì xào bàn tán
      • bí mật phao lên

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 to speak very quietly to sb so that other people cannot hear what you are saying: [V] Don't you know it's rude to whisper? + What are you two whispering about? + [V speech] 'Can you meet me tonight?' he whispered. + [VN] She leaned over and whispered something in his ear. + [V that] He whispered to me that he was afraid.
    2 [often passive] to say or suggest sth about sb/sth in a private or secret way: [VN that] It was whispered that he would soon die and he did. [also V that]
    3 [V] (written) (of leaves, the wind, etc.) to make a soft, quiet sound: A warm breeze whispered through the trees.
    + noun
    1 a low quiet voice or the sound it makes: They spoke in whispers. + Her voice dropped to a whisper.
    See also - STAGE WHISPER
    2 (also whispering) (written) a soft sound: I could hear the whispering of the sea.
    3 a piece of news that is spread by being talked about but may not be true
    Synonym: RUMOUR
    I've heard whispers that he's leaving.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 breathe, murmur, mutter, mumble, hiss, speak or say softly or under (one's) breath, sigh, susurrate:
    He whispered sweet nothings in her ear.
    2 gossip, bruit about, noise abroad, murmur, insinuate, hint, rumour, disclose, divulge, reveal, breathe a word:
    We have all heard Corin whispering of your wife's infidelities.
    3 murmur, undertone, hushed tone(s):
    Why do you always speak in whispers when talking about Nesta?
    4 hint, suggestion, soupçon, suspicion:
    There was never the slightest whisper of gossip about Eleanor.

    Collocation dictionary


    barely audible, the barest, faint, gentle, hushed, low, mere/the merest, soft | fierce, harsh | audible, loud, stage
    ‘I knew this would happen,’ he said in a stage whisper (= one that he wanted everyone to hear).
    | hoarse, husky, strangled | awed, excited, urgent | confidential, conspiratorial


    above a ~
    Their voices were very quiet, hardly above a whisper.
    | in a ~
    They spoke in whispers.


    softly | hoarsely, huskily, thickly | fiercely, urgently
    ‘Come on,’he whispered urgently.
    | brokenly, shakily, unsteadily | angrily, bitterly, furiously | confidentially, conspiratorially | excitedly | almost, half | back
    ‘Yes, ’ I whispered back.


    can/could only
    He could only whisper in reply.
    | hear sb
    She heard him whisper her name.


    I felt that everyone was whispering about me.
    | against
    ‘Hush, ’ he whispered against her hair.
    | through
    ‘No, ’ he whispered through gritted teeth.
    | to
    ‘Let's go,’ she whispered to Anne.


    whisper sth in/into sb's ear, whisper sweet nothings
    He held her and whispered sweet nothings in her ear.

    Concise English dictionary

    whispers|whispered|whispering'hwɪspə(r) /'w-
    +speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    +the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    +speak softly; in a low voice