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Definitions of whistling

  1. Uttering musical sounds by contracting the lips; sounding with a pipe; making a shrill sound, as wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of whistling a tune; "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A shrill sound, as of one who whistles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. The shrill sounds of a whistle, or made by the wind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. a. & n. from Whistle, v. Newage Dictionary DB

Usage examples for whistling

  1. At Velestinos, when the firing was very heavy, it was exactly as though some one were turning one of these silk wheels, and so rapidly as to make the whistling continuous. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  2. He brushed his soft hat- counted his money again- found for it a pocket still lacking holes- and went out whistling – The Literary Sense by E. Nesbit
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