Say and Whisper


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Say verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: why don't you just say what's on your mind?

Whisper and say are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Whisper" instead a verb "Say".
Nearby Word: saying
Synonyms for Say


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Whisper verb – To make (as a piece of information) the subject of common talk without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Say and whisper are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Say" instead a verb "Whisper".
Nearby Words: whispered, whispering, whisperer
Synonyms for Whisper

How words are described

single single say single whisper
deep deep say deep whisper
simple simple say simple whisper
bad bad say bad whisper
Other adjectives: former, menacing, last, spoken.

Common collocations

word say word whisper word
name say name whisper name
time say time whisper time
message say message whisper message
Other nouns: goodbye, names, lines, goodbyes.

Both words in one sentence

  • In real life, when a person has something private to say to somebody else, they tend to whisper it to them, to make it more difficult for the other person to hear.
  • Say My Name No matter what range of emotion you're feeling towards another character, the best way to express it is to say their name—preferably in either a hoarse whisper or scenery-chomping cry.
    Source: Say My Name
  • Film / The Mask of Zorro Say My Name: At the climax Diego and Rafael have an understated version, where it's practically a whisper.
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