WHISPER, v.i. [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 ill 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. Psalm 41.
WHISPER, v.t. 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.
WHISPER, n. 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.