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['(h)wɪspə] брит. / амер.

  1. гл.

      1. говорить шёпотом, шептать

      2. шептаться, шушукаться

    1. сообщать по секрету

    2. наушничать, нашёптывать

    3. шелестеть, шуршать

  2. сущ.

    1. шёпот

    2. молва, слух, слушок, толки

      1. намёк

      2. небольшое количество

    3. шорох, шуршание, шелест

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No one spoke. "Someone shut it, didn't they?" asked Skapti, his voice a whisper.
– Но ведь кто‑то же ее захлопнул, правда? – добивался Скапти, понижая голос до шепота.
Boyer, Elizabeth / Elves And The OtterskinБойер, Элизабет / Ученик ведьмы
Ученик ведьмы
Бойер, Элизабет
Elves And The Otterskin
Boyer, Elizabeth
'What are you doing?' he said in a trembling whisper, 'you might be the death of him!'
- Что вы делаете? - проговорил он трепещущим шепотом. - Вы его погубить можете!
Turgenev, I.S. / On the eveТургенев, И.С. / Накануне
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
On the eve
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1st World Library, 2008
When they had proceeded some hundred paces or so from the house, Aglaya said to her obstinately silent cavalier in a quick half- whisper:
Когда отошли шагов сто от дачи, Аглая быстрым полушепотом сказала своему упорно молчавшему кавалеру:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
"It's alright; there's no one here," said Polly over her shoulder to Digory. She was speaking above a whisper now. And Digory came out, blinking and looking extremely dirty—as indeed Polly was too.
- Заходи, тут нет никого, - сказала она, и перепачканный Дигори, мигая, вышел из прохода. Полли, конечно, тоже была вся в пыли.
Lewis, Clive S. / The Magician's NephewЛьюис, Клайв С. / Племянник чародея
Племянник чародея
Льюис, Клайв С.
© Перевод Н. Трауберг, 2010
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Magician's Nephew
Lewis, Clive S.
© 1955 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
© renewed 1983 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
She looked as pale as fever; her breathing rattled in her throat. But she raised a whisper out of her stunned chest. "I think I'm all right."
Линден побелела как простыня и еле дышала, но всё же нашла в себе силы прошептать: — Думаю, теперь всё в порядке.
Donaldson, Stephen R. / The One TreeДональдсон, Стивен Р. / Первое дерево
Первое дерево
Дональдсон, Стивен Р.
The One Tree
Donaldson, Stephen R.
© 1982 by Stephen R. Donaldson
It's permissible for him to sleep; he ought to sleep,' he went on again in a whisper: 'he must recruit his energies--well, if only to eat his dinner with the same relish tomorrow.
Ему позволительно спать, ему следует спать, – продолжал он снова шепотом, – ему должно набраться новых сил, ну хоть бы для того, чтобы с тем же удовольствием покушать завтра.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
The Orcs were making a great deal of noise, shouting and clashing their weapons, and the hobbits managed to whisper together for a while.
Орки галдели и ссорились, орали и клацали оружием, а хоббиты тем временем ухитрились перемолвиться словечком.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel / The Two TowersТолкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл / Две Крепости
Две Крепости
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл
© Издательство "Радуга", 1988
The Two Towers
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© 1988 by J. R. R. Tolkien
The boy had begun lowering his voice at the word “undead,” and he had pronounced the words “not registered” almost in a whisper.
Мальчик начал понижать голос уже на слове «нежить». «Незарегистрирован» он произнес шепотом.
Lukyanenko, Sergei / The Last WatchЛукьяненко, Сергей / Последний Дозор
Последний Дозор
Лукьяненко, Сергей
The Last Watch
Lukyanenko, Sergei
As I said, the Big Bosses, ay," his voice sank almost to a whisper, "ay, even the Biggest, can make mistakes.
Я тебе говорю, Большие Шишки, - он перешел почти на шепот, - ну, самые большие, где-то напортачили.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel / The Two TowersТолкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл / Две Крепости
Две Крепости
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл
© Издательство "Радуга", 1988
The Two Towers
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© 1988 by J. R. R. Tolkien
"Has he really got diphtheria?" Olga Ivanovna asked in a whisper.
- У него настоящий дифтерит? - спросила шёпотом Ольга Ивановна.
Чехов, А.П. / ПопрыгуньяChekhov, A. / The grasshopper
The grasshopper
Chekhov, A.
© 1999 by Random House, Inc.
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974
Bending over his shoulder he began teasing him again in a whisper.
Наконец не вытерпел, нагнулся к плечу соседа и вполголоса поддразнил его еще раз:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
There was a whisper of movement at his back and he stepped quickly to one-side to where he could keep an eye on them all—crow girls and Kerry.
Сзади послышался негромкий шорох, и Рэй быстро шагнул в сторону, чтобы одновременно видеть всех – и Керри, и девчонок‑ворон.
De Lint, Charles / Someplace To Be FlyingДе Линт, Чарльз / Покинутые небеса
Покинутые небеса
Де Линт, Чарльз
Someplace To Be Flying
De Lint, Charles
© 1998 by Charles de Lint
You never speak to her.” Rebus’s voice had dropped to a near whisper.
Не смей с ней говорить, — угрожающе прошептал Ребус.
Rankin, Ian / The Naming of the DeadРэнкин, Иэн / Перекличка мертвых
Перекличка мертвых
Рэнкин, Иэн
© John Rebus Ltd 2006
© Ю. Вейсберг, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО "Издательская группа Аттикус", Издательство "Иностранка" 2009
The Naming of the Dead
Rankin, Ian
© John Rebus Ltd 2006
I always fancied her just so,' she added in a whisper, her eyes riveted on the eyes of Tatyana Borissovna.
Я ее себе именно такою воображала», – прибавила она шепотом, упираясь глазами в глаза Татьяны Борисовны.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
Although Mr. Crackit spoke in a scarcely audible whisper, and laughed without noise, Sikes imperiously commanded him to be silent, and to get to work.
Хотя мистер Крекит говорил чуть слышным шепотом и смеялся беззвучно, однако Сайкс властно приказал ему замолчать и приступить к делу.
Диккенс, Чарльз / Приключения Оливера ТвистаDickens, Charles / Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
Dickens, Charles
© 1990 by Random House, Inc.
Приключения Оливера Твиста
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1958

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'(h)wɪspəVerbговорить шёпотом; шептатьExamples

He whispered a few words to her. — Он прошептал ей несколько слов

User translations

The part of speech is not specified

  1. 1.


    translation added by Дана Уджуху
  2. 2.


    translation added by Галина Тутаева


give the whisper
pig's whisper
pig's whisper
pig's whisper
тихий шепот
stage whisper
внятный шепот
stage whisper
stage whisper
театральный шепот
begin to whisper
whisper a spell
whisper in smb's ear
in a whisper
whisper speech
шепотная речь
whisper of pressure
акустическое давление
stage whisper
сценический шёпот
Chinese whispers
испорченный телефон

Word forms


Common casewhisperwhispers
Possessive casewhisper'swhispers'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)whispering
Past Participle (Participle II)whispered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I whisperwe whisper
you whisperyou whisper
he/she/it whispersthey whisper
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am whisperingwe are whispering
you are whisperingyou are whispering
he/she/it is whisperingthey are whispering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have whisperedwe have whispered
you have whisperedyou have whispered
he/she/it has whisperedthey have whispered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been whisperingwe have been whispering
you have been whisperingyou have been whispering
he/she/it has been whisperingthey have been whispering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I whisperedwe whispered
you whisperedyou whispered
he/she/it whisperedthey whispered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was whisperingwe were whispering
you were whisperingyou were whispering
he/she/it was whisperingthey were whispering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had whisperedwe had whispered
you had whisperedyou had whispered
he/she/it had whisperedthey had whispered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been whisperingwe had been whispering
you had been whisperingyou had been whispering
he/she/it had been whisperingthey had been whispering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will whisperwe shall/will whisper
you will whisperyou will whisper
he/she/it will whisperthey will whisper
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be whisperingwe shall/will be whispering
you will be whisperingyou will be whispering
he/she/it will be whisperingthey will be whispering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have whisperedwe shall/will have whispered
you will have whisperedyou will have whispered
he/she/it will have whisperedthey will have whispered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been whisperingwe shall/will have been whispering
you will have been whisperingyou will have been whispering
he/she/it will have been whisperingthey will have been whispering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would whisperwe should/would whisper
you would whisperyou would whisper
he/she/it would whisperthey would whisper
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be whisperingwe should/would be whispering
you would be whisperingyou would be whispering
he/she/it would be whisperingthey would be whispering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have whisperedwe should/would have whispered
you would have whisperedyou would have whispered
he/she/it would have whisperedthey would have whispered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been whisperingwe should/would have been whispering
you would have been whisperingyou would have been whispering
he/she/it would have been whisperingthey would have been whispering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am whisperedwe are whispered
you are whisperedyou are whispered
he/she/it is whisperedthey are whispered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being whisperedwe are being whispered
you are being whisperedyou are being whispered
he/she/it is being whisperedthey are being whispered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been whisperedwe have been whispered
you have been whisperedyou have been whispered
he/she/it has been whisperedthey have been whispered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was whisperedwe were whispered
you were whisperedyou were whispered
he/she/it was whisperedthey were whispered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being whisperedwe were being whispered
you were being whisperedyou were being whispered
he/she/it was being whisperedthey were being whispered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been whisperedwe had been whispered
you had been whisperedyou had been whispered
he/she/it had been whisperedthey had been whispered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be whisperedwe shall/will be whispered
you will be whisperedyou will be whispered
he/she/it will be whisperedthey will be whispered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been whisperedwe shall/will have been whispered
you will have been whisperedyou will have been whispered
he/she/it will have been whisperedthey will have been whispered