the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
"the whistle signalled the end of the game"
a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
pennywhistle, tin whistle, whistle(verb)
an inexpensive fipple flute
make whistling sounds
"He lay there, snoring and whistling"
move with, or as with, a whistling sound
"The bullets whistled past him"
utter or express by whistling
"She whistled a melody"
move, send, or bring as if by whistling
"Her optimism whistled away these worries"
make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
"the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
give a signal by whistling
"She whistled for her maid"
A device designed to be placed in the mouth in order to make a whistling sound.
An act of whistling.
A shrill, high-pitched sound made by whistling.
Any high-pitched sound similar to the sound made by whistling.
A suit (from whistle and flute).
To make a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth. To produce a whistling sound, restrictions to the flow of air are created using the teeth, tongue and lips.
To move in such a way as to create a whistling sound.
A bullet whistled past.
Origin: whistlen; hwistlan.
to make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds
to make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone
to sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air
to form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air
to send, signal, or call by a whistle
a sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar sound; the sound used by a sportsman in calling his dogs; the shrill note of a bird; as, the sharp whistle of a boy, or of a boatswain's pipe; the blackbird's mellow whistle
the shrill sound made by wind passing among trees or through crevices, or that made by bullet, or the like, passing rapidly through the air; the shrill noise (much used as a signal, etc.) made by steam or gas escaping through a small orifice, or impinging against the edge of a metallic bell or cup
an instrument in which gas or steam forced into a cavity, or against a thin edge, produces a sound more or less like that made by one who whistles through the compressed lips; as, a child's whistle; a boatswain's whistle; a steam whistle (see Steam whistle, under Steam)
the mouth and throat; -- so called as being the organs of whistling
Origin: [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hvsla to whisper, and E. whisper. 43. See Whisper.]
A whistle is a simple aerophone, an instrument which produces sound from a stream of forced air. It may be mouth-operated, or powered by air pressure, steam, or other means. Whistles vary in size from a small slide whistle or nose flute type to a large multi-piped church organ.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hwis′l, v.i. to make a shrill sound by forcing the breath through the lips contracted: to make a like sound with an instrument: to sound shrill: to inform by whistling, to become informer.—v.t. to form or utter by whistling: to call by a whistle.—n. the sound made in whistling: a small wind instrument: an instrument sounded by escaping steam, used for signalling on railway-engines, steamships, &c.—adj. Whis′tle-drunk (obs.), too drunk to whistle.—ns. Whis′tle-fish, a rockling; Whis′tler, one who, or that which, whistles: a kind of marmot: a broken-winded horse; Whis′tling.—adv. Whis′tlingly.—n. Whis′tling-shop (slang), a shebeen, the keeper being called a whistler.—Whistle down the wind, to talk to no purpose; Whistle for, to summon by whistling; Whistle for a wind, a superstitious practice of old sailors during a calm; Whistle off, to send off by a whistle: (Shak.) turn loose.—Go whistle (Shak.), to go to the deuce; Pay for one's whistle, to pay highly for one's caprice; Pigs and whistles, an exclamation equivalent to 'The deuce!' or the like—also in phrase, 'To make pigs and whistles of anything'=to make a sad mess of it; Wet one's whistle (coll.), to take a drink of liquor; Worth the whistle, worth the trouble of calling for. [A.S. hwistlian; Sw. hvissla; cf. Whisper.]
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Dictionary of Nautical Terms
From the Ang.-Sax. wistl. (See CALL.)
To move your lips in a specific way to create a sound.
My father loves to whistle while he works and taught us how to whistle, we have all discussed and realize we all whistle in different ways.
Song lyrics by whistle -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by whistle on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of whistle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of whistle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of whistle in a Sentence
Its no longer a dog whistle, its a bullhorn.
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
Once the monitors see something suspicious, they're going to blow the whistle.
I couldn't tell you if it was trying to slow down or not. There was no whistle. It came completely out of the blue.
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- c'hwitelladennoù, c'hwitellat, c'hwitelloù, c'hwitelladenn, c'hwitellBreton
- xiulada, xiular, xiulo, xiuletCatalan, Valencian
- pískat, píšťalka, píšťalaCzech
- fløjte, fløjt, hvisleDanish
- Pfiff, Trillerpfeife, flöten, Flöte, Pfeife, pfeifenGerman
- σφύριγμα, σφυρίζω, σφυρίχτρα, σφυριξιάGreek
- fajfo, fajfiEsperanto
- pito, silbar, pitido, chiflar, silbato, chiflido, pitada, chifle, pitarSpanish
- pilli, vihellys, viheltää, vislausFinnish
- sifflements, sifflet, siffler, sifflementFrench
- lig fead, feadaíl, [[bí]] [[ag]] [[feadaíl]], feadógIrish
- fead, feadag, dèan fead, feadanScottish Gaelic
- siflètHaitian Creole
- fütyül, sípszó, sivít, füttyszó, sípHungarian
- սուլել, սուլոց, սուլիչArmenian
- fischiare, fischio, fischiettoItalian
- ホイッスル, 口笛, 口笛を吹く, 笛Japanese
- កញ្ចែ, ហួចKhmer
- PäifLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- svilpiens, svilpt, svilpošana, svilpeLatvian
- wisel, siulanMalay
- fluiten, fluittoon, fluitjeDutch
- fløyteNorwegian Nynorsk
- siblar, fiularOccitan
- gwizd, świstać, gwizdek, gwizdaćPolish
- assovio, assoviada, assoviar, assobiada, assobio, assobiar, apitada, apitoPortuguese
- tschüblar, schular, tschüvler, tschivlar, schivlar, tgularRomansh
- șuiera, fluierat, fluier, fluieraRomanian
- свисток, свистнуть, свист, свистеть, просвистетьRussian
- zviždanje, zvižduk, zviždalica, zviždaljka, pištaljka, zviždati, pištalicaSerbo-Croatian
- visselpipa, vissling, vissla, pipaSwedish
- kipenga, firimbi, filimbiSwahili
- pito, sipolTagalog
- ıslık, düdükTurkish
- свист, свистокUkrainian
- còi, tiếng huýt, tiếng hótVietnamese
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