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 for whisper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whisper \Whis"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whispered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Whispering.] [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern,
     wispeln, OHG. hwispal?n, Icel. hv[imac]skra, Sw. hviska, Dan.
     hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]
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     1. To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard
        only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant
        breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which
        gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n.
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     2. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
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              The hollow, whispering breeze.        --Thomson.
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     3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse
        in whispers, as in secret plotting.
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              All that hate me whisper together against me. --Ps.
                                                    xli. 7.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whisper \Whis"per\, n.
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     1. A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be
        heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that
        employs only breath sound without tone, friction against
        the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid cartilages
        taking the place of the vibration of the cords that
        produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound
        produced by such friction as distinguished from breath
        sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See
        Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]
        5, 153, 154.
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              The inward voice or whisper can not give a tone.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              Soft whispers through the assembly went. --Dryden.
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     2. A cautious or timorous speech. --South.
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     3. Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a
        suggestion or insinuation.
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     4. A low, sibilant sound. "The whispers of the leaves."
        --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whisper \Whis"per\, v. t.
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     1. To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the
        breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or
        in a whisper.
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              They might buzz and whisper it one to another.
                                                    --Bentley.
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     2. To address in a whisper, or low voice. [Archaic]
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              And whisper one another in the ear.   --Shak.
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              Where gentlest breezes whisper souls distressed.
                                                    --Keble.
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     3. To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
        [Obs.] "He came to whisper Wolsey." --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whisper
      n 1: speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords [syn:
           whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness]
      2: a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves
         blowing in the wind [syn: rustle, rustling, whisper,
         whispering]
      v 1: speak softly; in a low voice [ant: shout]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  246 Moby Thesaurus words for "whisper":
     advice, alert, alerting, articulate, aspirate, aspiration, bark,
     bated breath, bawl, bellow, blare, blat, blubber, boom, bray,
     breath, breathe, breathy voice, broad hint, bruit, brush, buzz,
     cackle, canard, caress, caution, chant, chime, chirp, chorus, clue,
     come out with, common talk, communicate, confide, confide to,
     contact, convey, coo, crow, cry, cue, cutaneous sense, dash,
     deliver, disclose, drawl, drone, droning, emit,
     entrust with information, enunciate, exclaim, exhalation, express,
     feel, feeling, fingertip caress, fizz, fizzle, flick, fling off,
     flute, flying rumor, formulate, gabble, gasp, gentle hint, gesture,
     gibber, gibbering, give, give confidential information,
     give expression, give out with, give tongue, give utterance,
     give voice, glance, glimmer, glimmering, grapevine, graze, groan,
     growl, grunt, hand-mindedness, hearsay, hint, hiss, howl,
     idea afloat, impart, implication, index, indication, inkling,
     innuendo, insinuation, intimation, jabber, jibber, keen, kick,
     kiss, lambency, lap, latrine rumor, let in on, let next to,
     let out, lick, light touch, lilt, lip, little voice, look,
     low voice, maffle, maunder, maundering, mention privately, moan,
     monition, mouth, mouthing, mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration,
     murmuring, mussitate, mutter, muttering, news stirring, nod, nudge,
     office, on-dit, out with, pant, passing word, phonate, phrase,
     pipe, pointer, pour forth, present, prompt, pronounce, put forth,
     put hep, put in words, put next to, raise, report, roar, roorback,
     rub, rumble, rumor, say, scent, scream, screech, scuttlebutt,
     sense of touch, set forth, shade, shriek, sibilate, sigh, sign,
     signal, sing, sizzle, snap, snarl, snort, sob, soft voice, sough,
     sound, soupcon, speak incoherently, splutter, spoor, sputter,
     squall, squawk, squeal, stage whisper, steer, still small voice,
     stroke, suggestion, suspicion, susurrate, susurration, susurrus,
     swish, symptom, tactile sense, taction, take aside, talk, tap,
     tell, tell confidentially, telltale, tentative poke, throw off,
     thunder, tinge, tip, tip off, tip-off, touch, town talk, trace,
     track, trumpet, twang, unconfirmed report, underbreath, undertone,
     utter, verbalize, vocalize, voice, wail, warble, warning, wheeze,
     whiff, whine, whispering, whistle, whiz, whoosh, wink, word, yap,
     yawp, yell, yelp
  
  

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