from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The conventional whisper of an actor, intended to be heard by the audience but supposedly inaudible to others on stage.
- n. A whisper that can be or is intended to be overheard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line that is performed on stage as if it were whispered, but is spoken loud enough that the audience can hear.
- v. Alternative spelling of stage-whisper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 aside.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loud whisper used in by-play by an actor in a theater; an aside; hence, a whisper meant to be heard by those to whom it is not professedly addressed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
stage + whisper (Wiktionary)