whispering


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Synonyms for whispering

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

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speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords

making a low continuous indistinct sound

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Some stagger about in each other's arms, whispering maudlin words--others start quarrels upon the slightest pretext, and come to blows and have to be pulled apart.
dear, Miss Woodhousewell, at last, I fancy, he looked round and saw me; for instead of going on with her buyings, they began whispering to one another.
Last night after tea, when you and mama went out of the room, they were whispering and talking together as fast as could be, and he seemed to be begging something of her, and presently he took up her scissors and cut off a long lock of her hair, for it was all tumbled down her back; and he kissed it, and folded it up in a piece of white paper; and put it into his pocket-book.
Sarah came back with her; they both went to bed; they were whispering together for half-an-hour before they fell asleep.
The greater part of the guests had gone to bed as soon as the eating and drinking were over; and we, who had remained whispering and listening half-undressed, at last betook ourselves to bed, too.
They looked kindly on the child, and, after whispering long among themselves, two little bright-eyed Elves flew over the shining water, and, lighting on the clover-blossoms, said gently, "Little maiden, many thanks for your kindness; and our Queen bids us ask if you will go with us to Fairy-Land, and learn what we can teach you.
Later in the afternoon we had a cautious try at whispering.
They were chatting together in that whispering tone and with the half-stifled laughs peculiar to an assembly of young girls in whose midst there is a young man.
The whispering awakened Virginia and she lay wondering what the cause of the midnight conference might be, for she recognized that one of the speakers was a man, and there had been no man in the apartment when she had gone to sleep earlier in the night.
However, instead of whispering, he simply shouted at the top of his voice 'They're at it again
You have got something against my Natalie," he burst out; "I know it by your whispering, I see it in your looks
And this slow spider which creepeth in the moonlight, and this moonlight itself, and thou and I in this gateway whispering together, whispering of eternal things--must we not all have already existed?
It was more horrible than you know," she continued, dropping her voice a little, almost whispering in his ear.
Stepan Arkadyevitch told his wife the cause of the delay, and the guests were whispering it with smiles to one another.
I heard him in the bushes here and there, whispering, whispering.