1. I
1) don't whisper, speak up не шепчите, говорите нормально
2) leaves (trees, etc.) whisper листья и т.д. шелестят /шуршат/
2. II
whisper in some manner whisper passionately (urgently, mysteriously, discreetly, audibly, loudly, etc.) шептать страстно и т.д.
3. III
whisper smth. whisper a word (a phrase, etc.) прошептать слово и т.д.; whisper a praise тихонько /шепотом/ похвалить; she whispered her story она шепотом рассказала свою историю
4. V
whisper smb. smth. he whispered [to] me the word [I had forgotten] он шепотом подсказал мне слово [, которое я забыл]
5. XI
be whispered about the story is being whispered about об этой истории повсюду шепчутся; be whispered about smb. the strangest things were whispered about him о нем шепотом передавали самые невероятные вещи; be whispered about somewhere the story is being whispered about the neighbourhood об этой истории идет слух по всей округе; be whispered that... it is whispered that he is heavily in debt идет слух о том, что он по уши в долгах; it is whispered about that one of the cabinet ministers will resign повсюду шепчутся о том, что один из министров уйдет в отставку
6. XV
whisper soft and low говорить шепотом, шептать(ся)
7. XVI
1) whisper to smb. he whispered to me он шептал мне на ухо; he whispered to me and I whispered back он говорил со мною шепотом, и я шепотом отвечал ему; whisper about smth. whisper about one's home affairs (about a trip down the river, etc.) шептаться о своих домашних делах и т.д.; whisper in some place whisper in corners (in dark rooms, etc.) шептаться по углам и т.д.; whisper in smb.'s ear шептать кому-л. на ухо
2) whisper in some place the wind was whispering in the pines в верхушках сосен шелестел ветер; I could hear the wireless whispering in the other room я слышал, как в соседней комнате бормочет приемник
whisper about how to do smth. whisper about how to learn to swim (how to do a sum, etc.) шептаться о том, как научиться плавать и т.д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Whisper — may refer to: * whispering, a form of vocalizationIn fiction* Whisper ( Fable ), fictitious character in the popular Fantasy RPG Fable * Whisper, a character created by Ian Fleming in the James Bond novel and film Live and Let Die * Whisper… …   Wikipedia

  • Whisper — Whis per, v. t. [1913 Webster] 1. To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper. [1913 Webster] They might buzz and whisper it one to another. Bentley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisper — [hwis′pər, wis′pər] vi. [ME whisperen < OE hwisprian, akin to wispern < IE base * k̑wei , to whiz, hiss > WHINE, WHISTLE] 1. to speak very softly, esp. without the resonance produced by the vibration of the vocal cords 2. to talk quietly …   English World dictionary

  • Whisper — Whis per, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whispered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whispering}.] [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern, wispeln, OHG. hwispal?n, Icel. hv[=i]skra, Sw. hviska, Dan. hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. {Whistle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To speak… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whisper — [n1] rumor; information expressed in soft voice buzz*, confidence, disclosure, divulgence, gossip, hint, hum, hushed tone, innuendo, insinuation, low voice, mumble, murmur, mutter, report, secret, secret message, sigh, sighing, susurration,… …   New thesaurus

  • Whisper — Whis per, n. [1913 Webster] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whisper — conocida en castellano en la Argentina como: Susurros de terror, en España como: Hellion, el ángel caído, en México como: El hijo del diablo y en Venezuela como: Poseído, es una película de suspenso dirigida por Sterward Hendler, en la que parti …   Wikipedia Español

  • WHISPER — index imply, report (rumor), suggestion, tip (clue) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whisper — (v.) O.E. hwisprian speak very softly (only in a Northumbrian gloss for L. murmurare), from P.Gmc. *khwis (Cf. M.Du. wispelen, O.H.G. hwispalon, Ger. wispeln, wispern, O.N. hviskra to whisper ), imitative and probably related to O.E. hwistlian to …   Etymology dictionary

  • whisper — ► VERB 1) speak very softly using one s breath rather than one s throat. 2) literary rustle or murmur softly. ► NOUN 1) a whispered word or phrase, or a whispering tone of voice. 2) literary a soft rustling or murmuring sound. 3) a rumour or… …   English terms dictionary

  • whisper — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ barely audible, the barest, faint, gentle, hushed, low, mere, quiet, slight (esp. AmE), soft …   Collocations dictionary


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