From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whispering \Whis"per*ing\,
   a. & n. from Whisper. v. t.
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   Whispering gallery, or Whispering dome, one of such a
      form that sounds produced in certain parts of it are
      concentrated by reflection from the walls to another part,
      so that whispers or feeble sounds are audible at a much
      greater distance than under ordinary circumstances. The
      dome of the U. S. capitol building is one example.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whisper \Whis"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whispered; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Whispering.] [AS. hwisprian; akin to G. wispern,
   wispeln, OHG. hwispal?n, Icel. hv[imac]skra, Sw. hviska, Dan.
   hviske; of imitative origin. Cf. Whistle.]
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   1. 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. See Whisper, n.
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   2. To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
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            The hollow, whispering breeze.        --Thomson.
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   3. To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse
      in whispers, as in secret plotting.
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            All that hate me whisper together against me. --Ps.
                                                  xli. 7.
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