What does whistling mean?

Definitions for whistling
ˈʰwɪs lɪŋ, ˈwɪs-whistling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whistle, whistlingnoun

    the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture

  2. whistlingnoun

    the act of whistling a tune

    "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"

  3. whistle, whistlingnoun

    the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle

    "the whistle signalled the end of the game"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whistling

    of Whistle

  2. Whistling

    a. & n. from Whistle, v

Freebase

  1. Whistling

    Human whistling is the production of sound by means of carefully controlling a stream of air flowing through a small hole. Whistling can be achieved by creating a small opening with one's lips and then blowing or sucking air through the hole. The air is moderated by the lips, tongue, teeth or fingers to create turbulence, and the mouth acts as a resonant chamber to enhance the resulting sound by acting as a type of Helmholtz resonator. Whistling can also be produced by blowing air through enclosed, cupped hands or through an external instrument, such as a whistle or even a blade of grass or leaf.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whistling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whistling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of whistling in a Sentence

  1. Van Jones:

    And so as you begin to think what are we going to do, you’ve got to be able to respond to what I think is dog whistling on education. I think all the CRT stuff is trumped-up dog-whistling, but you’ve got to be able to respond to it, and I also think that, listen, crime, inflation and concerns about our kids – Democrats have got to have better answers next year than we had this year.

  2. Ian Poulter:

    I had a really disappointing time in the U.S. PGA at Whistling Straits in 2010, i had to withdraw on the Sunday because physically I wasn't well.

  3. Nick Freitas:

    If we are to continue our party's legacy, we must reject Corey Stewart's dog-whistling of white supremacists, anti-Semites, and racists.

  4. Andrew Morton:

    He’s got a spring in his step, he’s whistling a merry tune. He looks like a man who has won the lottery… and she would be thrilled as a parent to see him so happy.

  5. Dustin Johnson:

    I played well five years ago at Whistling Whistling Straits but I won't be grounding my club anywhere I shouldn't be grounding it.

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