plural noun[treated as singular]
Another term for the game of telephone (sense 2 of the noun).
- This website aims to short-circuit this game of political Chinese whispers.
- These fears passed around the centre via Chinese whispers and spread like the plague.
- But, in a sort of worldwide game of Chinese whispers, it reaches us in a totally corrupted form.
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Syllabification: Chi·nese whis·pers
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