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How to Pronounce whistle?

Correct pronunciation for the word "whistle" is [wˈɪsə͡l], [wˈɪsə‍l], [w_ˈɪ_s_əl].

Definition of whistle

  1. 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.
  2. To form, utter or modulate by whistling; to call by a whistle.
  3. 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

What are similar-sounding words for whistle?

What is the present tense of Whistle?

  • The personal forms of the verb "whistle" in the present tense are:

  • - I whistle

  • - You whistle

  • - He/She/It whistles

  • - We whistle

  • - You whistle

  • - They whistle
  • What is the past tense of Whistle?

  • The past tense forms of the verb "whistle" are as follows:

  • - First-person singular: I whistled

  • - Second-person singular: You whistled

  • - Third-person singular: He/she/it whistled

  • - First-person plural: We whistled

  • - Second-person plural: You all/you guys/you all whistled

  • - Third-person plural: They whistled
  • What is the adverb for whistle?

    The adverb form of the word "whistle" is "whistling".

    What is the adjective for whistle?

    The adjective form of the word "whistle" is "whistling".

    Usage over time for whistle:

    This graph shows how "whistle" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of whistle?

    The plural of the "whistle" can be the "whistles".

    What is the singular form of whistle?

    The singular of the "whistle" can be the "whistle".

    Synonyms for Whistle:


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