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whistle meaning and definition

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Definition of whistle (noun)

  1. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
  2. the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    • "the whistle signalled the end of the game"
    • synonyms: whistling
  3. a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
  4. acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
  5. an inexpensive fipple flute


Definition of whistle (verb)

  1. make whistling sounds
    • "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
  2. move with, or as with, a whistling sound
    • "The bullets whistled past him"
  3. utter or express by whistling
    • "She whistled a melody"
  4. move, send, or bring as if by whistling
    • "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
  5. make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
    • "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
    • synonyms: sing
  6. give a signal by whistling
    • "She whistled for her maid"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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