Chinese whispers


Chinese whispers
Chinese whispers PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) a game in which a message is distorted by being passed around in a whisper.

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  • Chinese whispers — Chinese whispers[1] is one name for a game played around the world, in which one person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. Errors typically… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese whispers — singular noun A game in which a message is passed in a whisper from one to another of a group of people, with the result that the final version is different from the original, often amazingly or humorously so • • • Main Entry: ↑china * * * noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinese whispers — (UK) When a story is told from person to person, especially if it is gossip or scandal, it inevitably gets distorted and exaggerated. This process is called Chinese whispers …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Chinese whispers — n [U] BrE the passing of information from one person to another, and then to others, when the information gets slightly changed each time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chinese Whispers — For the party game, see Chinese whispers. Chinese Whispers is a 1987 novella by Maurice Leitch published as a Hutchinson Novella in Australia and the United Kingdom and as part of the Harper Short Novel Series in the United States. Categories:… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinese whispers — n [U] a game in which one person in a circle of people whispers a message (= says it very quietly) to the next person, who whispers it to the next, and so on until it comes back to the first person. The words have usually changed completely on… …   Universalium

  • chinese whispers — (UK)    When a story is told from person to person, especially if it is gossip or scandal, it inevitably gets distorted and exaggerated. This process is called Chinese whispers.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Chinese whispers — noun (U) BrE the passing of information from one person to another, and then others, when the information gets slightly changed each time: Chinese whispers started about child abuse in Cleveland and developed into a national scandal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chinese whispers —   (UK)   When a story is told from person to person, especially if it is gossip or scandal, it inevitably gets distorted and exaggerated. This process is called Chinese whispers …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Chinese whispers — noun a) A game for several players in which a phrase is whispered by each person in turn to their neighbour, the phrase often being unwittingly misunderstood as it is transferred, to humorous effect by the time it reaches the last person and is… …   Wiktionary