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whispering

[hwis-per-ing, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs pər ɪŋ, ˈwɪs-/
noun
1.
whispered talk or conversation.
2.
rumor, hearsay, or gossip.
3.
a whispered sound.
adjective
4.
that whispers; making a sound like a whisper.
5.
like a whisper.
6.
given to whispering; gossipy.
7.
conversing in whispers.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English (noun), Old English hwisprunge. See whisper, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
whisperingly, adverb
half-whisperingly, adverb
unwhispering, adjective
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