Onomatopoeic word: Whisper

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Now here’s a word that’s quiet and soft because that’s what a whisper is: to speak softly with little or no vibration of the vocal cords, especially to avoid being overheard. You might whisper or speak in hushed tones if you need to talk privately or perhaps tell a secret.

There’s a park I visit every year when I’m on vacation and its name is Whipering Pines. It’s covered with the tallest pine trees you can imagine and, when the wind blows through the trees, it creates a low rustling sound as if they're quietly whispering to each other. I always wonder what they’re saying.

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