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Definitions of whistle

  1. To utter a kind of shrill musical sound by, or as by, pressing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; to make such a sound by a small wind instrument; to sound shrill or like a pipe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sound as a whistle; call or guide by a whistle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To utter by whistling; as, to whistle a tune; to call or signal by whistling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To form or utter by whistling: to call by a whistle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To utter by whistling; call by whistling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar sound; the sound used by a sportsman in calling his dogs; the shrill note of a bird; as, the sharp whistle of a boy, or of a boatswain's pipe; the blackbird's mellow whistle. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An instrument in which gas or steam forced into a cavity, or against a thin edge, produces a sound more or less like that made by one who whistles through the compressed lips; as, a child's whistle; a boatswain's whistle; a steam whistle (see Steam whistle, under Steam). Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The mouth and throat; - so called as being the organs of whistling. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make a shrill sound by forcing the breath through the teeth or puckered lips; to utter or make a shrill sound by forcing air or steam through an opening; to go or pass with a sharp, shrill sound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To make a shrill sound by forcing the breath through the lips contracted: to make a like sound with an instrument: to sound shrill. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To make a shrill piping sound through the lips, or with an instrument; to sound shrilly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. To form, utter or modulate by whistling; to call by a whistle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To utter musical sounds and perform musical compositions in the manner of a wind instrument by expelling or drawing in the breath through an orifice formed by contracting the lips; to utter musical sounds with a small wind instrument; to sound shrill; to call by a whistle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. an inexpensive fipple flute Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. The shrill noise made by forcing the breath through the puckered lips; the sound of stream or air forced through an opening; as, a factory whistle; any like sound; an instrument for producing such a sound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Whistler. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The sound made in whistling: a small wind instrument. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A whistling sound; small shrill pipe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. The sound of air, steam, etc., forced through a narrow aperture or against a thin edge; also, an instrument for producing such a sound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A small wind instrument; the sound made by it; a sharp sound made by pressing the breath through a small orifice of the lips; any sharp or shrill sound; a small pipe used by a boatswain to summon the sailors to their duty; the boatswain's call; the shrill sound of winds passing among trees or through crevices, &c., a call, such as sportsmen use to their dogs. To pay for one's whistle, to pay dear for one's pleasure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. The sound made by one who whistles; a small wind instrument; the sound made by it; a call, such as sportsmen use to their dogs; the shrill sound produced by the wind among trees, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for whistle

  1. Haven't you got a whistle – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  2. You've only to blow a police whistle and we'll be with you." – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
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