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[hwis-puh-ree, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs pə ri, ˈwɪs-/
like a whisper:
a soft, whispery voice.
abounding in whispers or other quiet, mysterious sounds:
dark, whispery streets.
Origin of whispery
1825-35; whisper + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "I'm going to Heaven," he said, his voice harsh and whispery.

    Despoilers of the Golden Empire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Then I can study up here where it is all cool and breezy and whispery.

    The Girl Scouts at Home Katherine Keene Galt
  • Her niece's face was so pale, her eyes so dark, her voice so whispery and strained.

  • Her voice, when she spoke, was whispery: "You mean—for love?"

    Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • If they feel a soft, whispery, mysterious feeling they are required to open out and let the public know it.

    What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "You wait till they bring you your drink," said a whispery voice a few feet from his head.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The idea of staying alone in that whispery place was not a pleasant idea.

    Stubble George Looms
  • Still he ran, his breath unlabored yet coming in whispery aspirations from his great lungs.

    The Quirt B.M. Bower
  • Dan was glad that Rough Rock's radio voice faded to a whispery nothingness.

    Shipwreck in the Sky Eando Binder

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