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"

Wikipedia

  1. Whistling

    Whistling without the use of an artificial whistle is achieved by creating a small opening with one's lips, usually after applying moisture (licking one's lips or placing water upon them) and then blowing or sucking air through the space. The air is moderated by the lips, curled tongue, teeth or fingers (placed over the mouth or in various areas between pursed lips) to create turbulence, and the curled tongue acts as a resonant chamber to enhance the resulting sound by acting as a type of Helmholtz resonator. By moving the various parts of the lips, fingers, tongue and epiglottis, one can then manipulate the types of whistles produced.

ChatGPT

  1. whistling

    Whistling is the act of producing a high-pitched sound by forcing air through a small opening, usually created by lips, teeth or fingers. It's often used for musical expression, communication, or entertainment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whistling

    of Whistle

  2. Whistling

    a. & n. from Whistle, v

Wikidata

  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. 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.

  2. Hindenburg Research:

    As expected, they dodged the question, they seem to be whistling past the graveyard at this point.

  3. Shoryu Bradley:

    Zazen is the dragons roar. This dragons roar is the wind passing and whistling through a hollow tree. This can be a metaphor for your Zazen practice and or even your life. If you can let go, greatly let go, this dragons roar can manifest through you. It is much bigger than the individual.

  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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