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To speak without phonation, as with an open posterior part of the glottis.
[A.S. hwisprian]


(hwĭs′pĕr) [AS. hwisprian]
1. Speech with a low, soft voice; a low, sibilant sound.
2. To utter in a low sound.

cavernous whisper

Direct transmission of a whisper through a cavity in auscultation.
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I quickly realized that my whispery voice impacted my lecturing abilities.
During shoegaze's heyday, Chapterhouse was perhaps the quintessential band of the genre: five androgynous mop-topped Brits whose debut Whirlpool blended effects-heavy guitars, whispery vocals and guest spots from Robin Guthrie and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell.
Fuzz bass, mysterious whispery vocals and generous dollops of echo make their swinging-for-the-fences emo melodicism sound invitingly weird rather than embarrassingly cheesy," The Portland Mercury writes.
It would be easy to compare Erinn's voice to the soothing tones of Beth Orton or the high pitched warbling of Kate Bush, but she possesses a whispery edge all of her own.
But, steady on Bono, old son, angels is pushing it a bit, despite the whispery, ghost-like vocals of lead singer Moya Brennan, which sent Americans in particular into a reverie when the Harry's Game theme was featured in the no nonsense film, Patriot Games, starring Harrison Ford.
I love their rhythmic sensibility and delicate, whispery vocals.
Wareham's deep growl contrasts well with Phillips' whispery vocal on self-penned songs such as Singer Sing and Wait For Me.
Although much of it is whispery, she captures well all the emotion of a young teen's first love.
Opening with the driving rocker "Little Light," the album has an intensity that doesn't let up even through the whispery ballads ("Slippin' Away"), country soul ditties ('I Hate/I Love"), entrancing spirituals (an almost ethereal cover of Sweet Honey in the Rock's classic "Ballad of the Broken Word"), and the closing of a slowed-down acoustic version of the Cars' 1978 hit "Just What I Needed.
Singing in whispery grave voices, they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh wrapped in fancy tinfoil boxes entwined with bright strings of old beads.
Researchers have found that some male roaches also make soft, whispery sounds to get the attention of females.