What does whistling mean?

Definitions for whistling
ˈʰwɪs lɪŋ, ˈwɪs-whistling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whistle, whistling(noun)

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

  2. whistling(noun)

    the act of whistling a tune

    "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"

  3. whistle, whistling(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce whistling?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say whistling in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Rooma Mehra:

    Nature’s serenity is there for us to see, hear and feel in the majesty of the mountains, the vastness of the sea, the whisper of the whistling wind, the incredible scent-of-a-quenched-happy-earth after rain.. it makes my heart glow with a happiness unparalleled by any other joy… sends my tired senses into a meditative trance.. the earth is a kaleidoscope of dreamscapes.

Images & Illustrations of whistling

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