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Whipper vs. Whisper

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Whippernoun

A person or thing that whips.

Whispernoun

The act of speaking in a quiet voice, especially, without vibration of the vocal cords.

‘I spoke in a near whisper’;

Whippernoun

One who whips; especially, an officer who inflicts the penalty of legal whipping.

Whispernoun

A rumor.

‘There are whispers of rebellion all around.’;

Whippernoun

One who raises coal or merchandise with a tackle from a chip's hold.

Whispernoun

(figurative) A faint trace or hint (of something).

‘The soup had just a whisper of basil.’;

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Whippernoun

A kind of simple willow.

Whispernoun

A low rustling sound, like that of the wind in leaves.

Whippernoun

a person who administers punishment by wielding a switch or whip

Whispernoun

(internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room.

Whipper

In rock climbing, a whipper is an especially hard or dynamic fall where the rope is weighed by a significant load. A fall is considered hard when the climber falls beyond at least one piece of protection, which in trad climbing would mean the last placed cam or nut and in sport climbing would be the last successfully clipped quickdraw.

Whisperverb

(intransitive) 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.

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Whisperverb

(transitive) To mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.

Whisperverb

(intransitive) To make a low, sibilant sound.

Whisperverb

(intransitive) To speak with suspicion or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.

Whisperverb

To address in a whisper, or low voice.

Whisperverb

To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.

Whisperverb

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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Whisperverb

To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.

‘The hollow, whispering breeze.’;

Whisperverb

To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.

‘All that hate me whisper together against me.’;

Whisperverb

To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.

‘They might buzz and whisper it one to another.’;

Whisperverb

To address in a whisper, or low voice.

‘And whisper one another in the ear.’; ‘Where gentlest breezes whisper souls distressed.’;

Whisperverb

To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.

Whispernoun

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, 5, 153, 154.

‘The inward voice or whisper can not give a tone.’; ‘Soft whispers through the assembly went.’;

Whispernoun

A cautious or timorous speech.

Whispernoun

Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation.

Whispernoun

A low, sibilant sound.

Whispernoun

speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

Whispernoun

the light noise like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

Whisperverb

speak softly; in a low voice

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