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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
aspiration, bated breath, breath, breathy voice, exhalation, little voice, low voice, mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuration, murmuring, mutter, muttering, sigh, soft voice, still small voice, susurration, susurrus, underbreath, undertone, whisper, whispering
Dictionary Results for stage whisper:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
stage whisper
    n 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

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Stage \Stage\ (st[=a]j), n. [OF. estage, F. ['e]tage, (assumed)
   LL. staticum, from L. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf.
   1. A floor or story of a house. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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   2. An elevated platform on which an orator may speak, a play
      be performed, an exhibition be presented, or the like.
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   3. A floor elevated for the convenience of mechanical work,
      or the like; a scaffold; a staging.
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   4. A platform, often floating, serving as a kind of wharf.
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   5. The floor for scenic performances; hence, the theater; the
      playhouse; hence, also, the profession of representing
      dramatic compositions; the drama, as acted or exhibited.
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            Knights, squires, and steeds, must enter on the
            stage.                                --Pope.
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            Lo! where the stage, the poor, degraded stage,
            Holds its warped mirror to a gaping age. --C.
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   6. A place where anything is publicly exhibited; the scene of
      any noted action or career; the spot where any remarkable
      affair occurs; as, politicians must live their lives on
      the public stage.
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            When we are born, we cry that we are come
            To this great stage of fools.         --Shak.
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            Music and ethereal mirth
            Wherewith the stage of air and earth did ring.
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   7. The platform of a microscope, upon which an object is
      placed to be viewed. See Illust. of Microscope.
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   8. A place of rest on a regularly traveled road; a stage
      house; a station; a place appointed for a relay of horses.
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   9. A degree of advancement in a journey; one of several
      portions into which a road or course is marked off; the
      distance between two places of rest on a road; as, a stage
      of ten miles.
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            A stage . . . signifies a certain distance on a
            road.                                 --Jeffrey.
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            He traveled by gig, with his wife, his favorite
            horse performing the journey by easy stages.
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   10. A degree of advancement in any pursuit, or of progress
       toward an end or result.
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             Such a polity is suited only to a particular stage
             in the progress of society.          --Macaulay.
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   11. A large vehicle running from station to station for the
       accommodation of the public; a stagecoach; an omnibus. "A
       parcel sent you by the stage." --Cowper. [Obsolescent]
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             I went in the sixpenny stage.        --Swift.
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   12. (Biol.) One of several marked phases or periods in the
       development and growth of many animals and plants; as,
       the larval stage; pupa stage; zoea stage.
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   Stage box, a box close to the stage in a theater.

   Stage carriage, a stagecoach.

   Stage door, the actors' and workmen's entrance to a

   Stage lights, the lights by which the stage in a theater is

   Stage micrometer, a graduated device applied to the stage
      of a microscope for measuring the size of an object.

   Stage wagon, a wagon which runs between two places for
      conveying passengers or goods.

   Stage whisper, a loud whisper, as by an actor in a theater,
      supposed, for dramatic effect, to be unheard by one or
      more of his fellow actors, yet audible to the audience; an
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