Quaver vs Whisper - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between quaver and whisper
is that quaver
is a trembling shake while whisper
is the act of speaking in a quiet voice, especially, without vibration of the vocal cords.
As verbs the difference between quaver and whisper
is that quaver
is to shake in a trembling manner while whisper
is to speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
a trembling shake.
a trembling of the voice, as in speaking or singing.
(music) an eighth note, drawn as a crotchet (quarter note) with a tail.
to shake in a trembling manner.
to use the voice in a trembling manner, as in speaking or singing.
To utter quaveringly.
- We shall hear her quavering them to some sprightly airs of the opera.
The act of speaking in a quiet voice, especially, without vibration of the vocal cords.
* 1883 , :
(usually in plural) A rumor.
- "Now, look here, Jim Hawkins," he said, in a steady whisper , that was no more than audible.
(figurative) A faint trace or hint (of something).
- There are whispers of rebellion all around.
(internet) A private message to an individual in a chat room.
* 2002 , Ralph Schroeder, The Social Life of Avatars (page 218)
- The soup had just a whisper of basil.
* 2004 , Caroline A. Haythornthwaite, Michelle M. Kazmer, Learning, Culture and Community in Online Education (page 179)
- The invisibility of private interactions in the form of whispers resolved an ethical concern in the research but reduced our ability to gauge the volume of interaction
- Anyone logged in to the chat room can click on an individual name, highlighting it, and send a message — a whisper — that will be seen only by the selected person.
* stage whisper
* whisper campaign
To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound.
To mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
To make a low, sibilant sound.
- They might buzz and whisper it one to another.
To speak with suspicion or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
* Bible, Psalms xli. 7
- the hollow, whispering breeze
(obsolete) To address in a whisper, or low voice.
- All that hate me whisper together against me.
- and whisper one another in the ear
(obsolete) To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
- where gentlest breezes whisper souls distressed
- He came to whisper Wolsey.