Definition of Chinese whispers in English:

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Chinese whispers

Pronunciation: /ˌCHīˈnēz ˈ(h)wispərz/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
Another term for the game of telephone (sense 2 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • 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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