Definition of WHISTLE

noun : WHISTLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it ;

  • 4. (

    ) acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound ;

verb : WHISTLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling" ;

  • 2. (

    ) move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him" ;

  • 3. (

    ) utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody" ;

  • 4. (

    ) move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries" ;

  • 5. (

    ) make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear" ;

  • 6. (

    ) give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid" ;


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