whisper

whisper
I ['wɪspə(r)] [AE 'hwɪs-]
nome (of person) sussurro m., bisbiglio m.; (of leaves) (lo) stormire; (of wind) sussurro m.; (of water) mormorio m.

to speak in a whisper o in whispers mormorare, bisbigliare; there is a whisper going round that — fig. corre voce che

II 1. ['wɪspə(r)] [AE 'hwɪs-]
verbo transitivo bisbigliare, sussurrare

it is whispered that — fig. si mormora che

2.
verbo intransitivo [person] sussurrare, mormorare; [leaves] stormire; [wind] sussurrare; [water] mormorare
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['wispə] 1. verb
1) (to speak or say very softly: You'll have to whisper or he'll hear you; `Don't tell him,' she whispered.) bisbigliare, sussurrare
2) ((of trees etc) to make a soft sound in the wind: The leaves whispered in the breeze.) frusciare
2. noun
(a very quiet sound, especially something said: They spoke in whispers.) bisbiglio, sussurro
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whisper /ˈwɪspə(r)/
n.
1 bisbiglio; sussurro: in a whisper, in un sussurro; a bassa voce
2 (lo) stormire; fruscio: the whisper of the wind in the branches, lo stormire del vento fra i rami
3 (fam.) diceria; insinuazione; mormorazione; voce
to talk in a whisper (o in whispers), parlare sottovoce; bisbigliare.
♦ (to) whisper /ˈwɪspə(r)/
v. i. e t.
1 bisbigliare; sussurrare; parlare (o dire) a bassa voce
2 mormorare; fare della maldicenza; sparlare; riferire, raccontare (qc. di scandaloso): to whisper a story, riferire una diceria; It's whispered that…, si mormora che…
3 (delle fronde) stormire; frusciare.
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I ['wɪspə(r)] [AE 'hwɪs-]
nome (of person) sussurro m., bisbiglio m.; (of leaves) (lo) stormire; (of wind) sussurro m.; (of water) mormorio m.

to speak in a whisper o in whispers mormorare, bisbigliare; there is a whisper going round that — fig. corre voce che

II 1. ['wɪspə(r)] [AE 'hwɪs-]
verbo transitivo bisbigliare, sussurrare

it is whispered that — fig. si mormora che

2.
verbo intransitivo [person] sussurrare, mormorare; [leaves] stormire; [wind] sussurrare; [water] mormorare

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