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whispered

[hwis-perd, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs pərd, ˈwɪs-/
adjective
1.
rumored; reported:
He is whispered to be planning to run for governor.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; whisper + -ed2
Related forms
half-whispered, adjective
quasi-whispered, adjective
unwhispered, adjective
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