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whispering (n.)

Old English hwisprung, verbal noun from hwisprian (see whisper (v.)).

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Definitions of whispering from WordNet
1
whispering (n.)
speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords;
Synonyms: whisper / susurration / voicelessness
whispering (n.)
a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind;
Synonyms: rustle / rustling / whisper
2
whispering (adj.)
making a low continuous indistinct sound;
Synonyms: murmuring / susurrant
From wordnet.princeton.edu