buttgenie:

writeworld:

Instead of whispered, consider:

  • murmured
  • mumbled
  • muttered
  • breathed
  • sighed
  • hissed
  • mouthed
  • uttered
  • intoned
  • susurrated
  • purred
  • said in an undertone
  • gasped
  • hinted
  • said low
  • said into someone’s ear
  • said softly
  • said under one’s breath
  • said in hushed tones
  • insinuated

aye lil mama let me insinuate in ya ear

Most of the words on this list are also on a list of words not to use. I was once told never,under no circumstances, to use the word hissed. My thoughts-if someone is whispering, use the freaking word and be done with it.

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