Stage-whisper



noun
1.
a loud whisper on a stage, meant to be heard by the audience.
2.
any whisper loud enough to be overheard.
stage whisper
noun
1.
a loud whisper from one actor to another onstage intended to be heard by the audience
2.
any loud whisper that is intended to be overheard
stage whisper
A whisper loud enough to be overheard, as in Our three-year-old behaved beautifully at the ceremony, but then he asked in a stage whisper, “Why does that lady have blue hair?” This expression alludes to an actor’s whisper on stage, which is meant to be heard by the audience. [ Mid-1800s ]

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