English - Vietnamese Dictionary
whisper /'wisp /Concise Dictionary
- 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
- động từ
- nói thầm; xì xào (lá); xào xạc (gió)
whispers|whispered|whispering'hwɪspə(r) /'w-Thesaurus Dictionary
+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
Advanced English 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.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
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.
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
I've heard whispers that he's leaving.
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. verb
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.
VERB + WHISPER
He could only whisper in reply.
| hear sb
She heard him whisper her name.
I felt that everyone was whispering about me.
‘Hush, ’ he whispered against her hair.
‘No, ’ he whispered through gritted teeth.
‘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.
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