\wˈɪspəɹɪŋ], \wˈɪspəɹɪŋ], \w_ˈɪ_s_p_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]\
Definitions of WHISPERING
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- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Noah Webster.
Speaking in a whisper; â€œFor talking age and whispering lovers.â€-Goldsmith: making secret insinuations of evil; evil-speaking; backbiting; making a low, sibilant sound;-WHISPERING GALLERY or DOME, a gallery or dome in which the sound of words uttered in a low voice or whisper in communicated to a greater distance than under any ordinary circumstances. Thus in an elliptical chamber, if a person standing in one of the foci speak in a whisper he will be heard distinctly by a person standing in the other focus, although the same sound would not be audible at the same distance under any other circumstances or at any other place in the chamber. The reason is that the sounds produced in one of the foci of such a chamber strike upon the wall all round, and, from the nature of the ellipse, are all reflected to the other focus. This serves in some measure to explain the effects of whispering galleries and domes in general.
By Daniel Lyons
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.