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Stage whisper   /steɪdʒ wˈɪspər/   Listen
Stage whisper

A loud whisper that can be overheard; on the stage it is heard by the audience but it supposed to be inaudible to the rest of the cast.

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"Stage whisper" Quotes from Famous Books

... Oh, my heart, what a bonnet!' cried the gay girl in a stage whisper; and every eye was demurely fixed upon the busy hands as the door opened to admit Mrs ...
— Jo's Boys • Louisa May Alcott

... and Mr. Isaac Brown got up from the log where he had just sat down to rest, and went to the ledge, and looked carefully all about. When he came back he was much excited, and beckoned his friend away, speaking in a stage whisper. ...
— The Queen's Twin and Other Stories • Sarah Orne Jewett

Words linked to "Stage whisper" :   whisper, whispering, susurration, voicelessness

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