Tell and Whisper

Tell

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Tell verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: just tell us what is in your heart

Whisper and tell are semantically related in disclose topic. In some cases you can use "Whisper" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Whisper

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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.
Usage example: assistants whispered that the two singers were having a secret relationship

Tell and whisper are semantically related in disclose topic. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Whisper", if it concerns topics such as speak softly.
Nearby Words: whispered, whispering, whisperer
Synonyms for Whisper

Common collocations

name tell name whisper name
time tell time whisper time
joke tell joke whisper joke
feelings tell feelings whisper feelings
Other nouns: names, secrets.

Both words in one sentence

  • Scary Scarecrows Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Scarecrow": "With frosty Jack on fingernail/Through shoe black smile he'll tell a tale/Come whisper through your lips of straw/A moment torn forever more."
  • Nobody Touches the Hair In one episode of Taxi, Louie tries to tell the cabbies about his supposed sex life with Zena, wanting to whisper about it in their ears.
  • In the comic mystery play Any Number Can Die, a wannabe detective urges a reluctant informant to tell him the name of the murderer, because otherwise she'll get killed and only have time to whisper him a cryptic clue.
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