stage whisper meaning

  "stage whisper" in a sentence
Noun: stage whisper  steyj'wispu(r)
  1. 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

Derived forms: stage whispers

Type of: susurration, voicelessness, whisper, whispering

Encyclopedia: Stage whisper

[American slang]
n. phr. A loud whisper intended to reach other ears than those of the person(s) addressed. Some jokes should be told in a stage whisper.


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  1. "frank, frank, where are you?" she said in a stage whisper.
  2. at the door she caught bloggs's sleeve and said in a stage whisper, " tell me what is he?
  3. "Cruxifix, " he says in a stage whisper.
  4. Bits of studio chatter and stage whispers are heard here and there.
  5. McGwire said, the stage whisper shooting through a slightly demonic smile.

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