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WHISPER, L. The word seems by its sound to be an onomatopy, as it expresses a sibilant sound or breathing.

1. To speak with a low hissing or sibilant voice. It is manners to whisper in company.

The hollow whispring breeze--

2. To speak with suspicion or timorous caution.
3. To plot secretly to devise in mischief.

All that hate me whisper together against me. Psalms 41 .


1. To address in a low voice. He whispers the man in the ear. But this is elliptical for whispers to.
2. To utter in a low sibilant voice. He whispered a word in my ear.
3. To prompt secretly as, the came to whisper Woolsey.


1. A low soft sibilant voice or words uttered with such a voice.

The whisper cannot give a tone.

Soft whispers through the assembly went.

2. A cautious or timorous speech.
3. A hissing or buzzing sound.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Whisper'. King James Dictionary.

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