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  Definition of whistle
  1. an inexpensive fipple flute
  2. acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
  3. the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game"
  4. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
  5. utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody"
  6. give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid"
  7. make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
  8. move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him"
  9. move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
  10. make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
Similar Words: pennywhistle, tin whistle, whistling, sing

 

Hyponyms: boat whistle, factory whistle, steam whistle

 

Derivational Morphology: sing, whistler, whistling, song

 

Language Translations:
Breton: c'hwitell and c'hwitelladenn   Croatian: zviždaljka and zvižduk  
Danish: fløjt and fløjte   Dutch: fluitje and fluittoon  
Finnish: pilli and vihellys   Hungarian: füttyszó and síp  
Japanese: and sc=Jpan   Polish: gwizd and gwizdek  
Portuguese: apito   Russian: свист and свисток  
Serbian: pištaljka   Swedish: vissla and vissling  
 
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