Definition of Chinese whispers in English:

Chinese whispers

Syllabification: Chi·nese whis·pers


[treated as singular]
Another term for the game of telephone (sense 2) of the noun).
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  • 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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Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌōlēˈajənəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily