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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. Hindenburg Research:

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

  2. 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.

  3. George R.R. Martin:

    You're Ned Stark's bastard, aren't you?” Jon felt a coldness pass right through him. He pressed his lips together and said nothing. “Did I offend you?” Lannister said. “Sorry. Dwarfs don't have to be tactful. Generations of capering fools in motley have won me the right to dress badly and say any damn thing that comes into my head.” He grinned. “You are the bastard, though.” “Lord Eddard Stark is my father,” Jon admitted stiffly. Lannister studied his face. “Yes,“ he said. “I can see it. You have more of the north in you than your brothers.” “Half brothers,“ Jon corrected. He was pleased by the dwarf's comment, but he tried not to let it show. “Let me give you some counsel, bastard,” Lannister said. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Jon was in no mood for anyone's counsel. “What do you know about being a bastard?“ “All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.” “You are your mother's trueborn son of Lannister.“ “Am I?“ the dwarf replied, sardonic. “Do tell my lord father. My mother died birthing me, and he's never been sure.“ “I don't even know who my mother was,“ Jon said. “Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.“ He favored Jon with a rueful grin. “Remember this, boy. All dwarfs may be bastards, yet not all bastards need be dwarfs.“ And with that he turned and sauntered back into the feast, whistling a tune. When he opened the door, the light from within threw his shadow clear across the yard, and for just a moment Tyrion Lannister stood tall as a king.

  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. 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.

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