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Verb
/ˈ(h)wisəl/,
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whistles, plural;
  1. Emit a clear, high-pitched sound by forcing breath through a small hole between one's lips or teeth
    • - the audience cheered and whistled
    • - I awoke to their cheerful whistling
    • - a whistling noise
  2. Express surprise, admiration, or derision by making such a sound
    • - Bob whistled. “You look beautiful!” he said
  3. Produce (a tune) in such a way

  4. (esp. of a bird or machine) Produce a similar sound
    • - the kettle began to whistle
  5. Produce such a sound by moving rapidly through the air or a narrow opening
    • - the wind was whistling down the chimney
  6. Blow an instrument that makes such a sound, esp. as a signal
    • - the referee did not whistle for a foul
  7. Summon something or someone by making such a sound

  8. Wish for or expect (something) in vain
    • - you can go home and whistle for your wages
Noun
  1. A clear, high-pitched sound made by forcing breath through a small hole between partly closed lips, or between one's teeth

  2. A similar sound, esp. one made by a bird, machine, or the wind

  3. An instrument used to produce such a sound, esp. for giving a signal


  1. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
  2. make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
  3. move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him"
  4. a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
  5. acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
  6. move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
  7. A whistle or call is a simple aerophone, an instrument which produces sound from a stream of forced air. It may be mouth-operated, or powered by air pressure, steam, or other means. Whistles vary in size from a small slide whistle or nose flute type to a large multi-piped church organ.
  8. Whistle was a 1980s hip hop and R&B group consisting of Jazzy Jazz, Kool Doobie, and DJ Silver Spinner. They later brought in Kraze and then Terk after Kool Doobie left the group to go solo. Their biggest hit was "(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin" in 1986. ...
  9. Whistle is the registered trade name of a chemical mixture used in the demilitarization of chemical warfare agents. It is a liquid which can be used to replace sodium hypochlorite or sodium hydroxide in some applications.
  10. Whistle is a 2003 South Indian Tamil film which is a verbatim remake of the English horror film Urban Legend. Although an average grosser, the film was a musical super hit. It is noted for vivek's rib tickling comedy. It is one of the most remarkable horror movies. ...
  11. This is a list of fictional characters from Happy Tree Friends. There are 22 main characters, and some other supporting characters.
  12. Whistle (1978), a novel by James Jones, tells the story of four wounded South Pacific veterans brought back by hospital ship to the United States during World War II. Much of the story takes place in a veterans hospital in the fictional city of Luxor, Tennessee.
  13. (Whistles) Noise-making tubes that dart across the sky, giving off shrieks as the shell bursts.
  14. (Whistles) are a prevalent starting instrument in Irish traditional music, since they are often cheap (under US$10), relatively easy to start with (no tricky embouchure such as found with the flute), and the fingerings are identical to those on the traditional six holed flute (Irish flute, ...
  15. (Whistles) magnuscanis on Flickr
  16. (Whistling) an act forbidden in theaters; many "flymen," so the story goes, were ex-sailors who signaled to one another this way, so that whistling on the deck could result in getting scenery dropped on your head
  17. (WHISTLING (as a distraction)) There is a belief that if a parrot learns to whistle, he is unlikely to talk. There is an element of truth in regards to some parrots. Parrots learn to talk to be accepted into our "flock. ...
  18. (Whistling) A nonverbal message indicating content.
  19. (Whistling) It is considered unlucky for sailors to whistle aboard ship. This is of the nature of sympathetic magic, as it might possibly raise a whistling wind.
  20. (Whistling) The feedback sound a hearing aid makes when it does not fit tightly in the ear canal. Often the hard of hearing person does not hear this sound, but it sure annoys the people nearby.
  21. Whistling in dressing rooms is traditionally considered bad luck. To appease the gods you must turn around three times, leave the room for a minute, then knock three times and re-enter!
  22. The sound a starter/referee makes to signal for quiet before they give the command to start the race.
  23. To hear a whistle in your dream, denotes that you will be shocked by some sad intelligence, which will change your plans laid for innocent pleasure. To dream that you are whistling, foretells a merry occasion in which you expect to figure largely. ...
  24. High pitched screaming effect often seen in fountains and repeaters.
  25. Also known as acoustic feedback. Annoying acoustic feedback occurs when the amplified sound exiting the speaker in the hearing aid (or receiver) is picked up again by the microphone. Sounding like a whistle or squeal, it can be embarrassing and annoying.