Definition of Whistle

1. Noun. The sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture.

Exact synonyms: Whistling
Generic synonyms: Sound



2. Verb. Make whistling sounds. "The woods whistle with many kinds of birds "; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Whistler, Whistling

3. Noun. The act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle. "The whistle signalled the end of the game"
Exact synonyms: Whistling
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signaling

4. Verb. Move with, or as with, a whistling sound. "The bullets whistled past him"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

5. Noun. A small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it.
Generic synonyms: Wind, Wind Instrument

6. Verb. Utter or express by whistling. "She whistled a melody"
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Derivative terms: Whistler, Whistling

7. Noun. Acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound.

8. Verb. Move, send, or bring as if by whistling. "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

9. Noun. An inexpensive fipple flute.

10. Verb. Make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound. "Sam and Sue whistle"; "The bullet sang past his ear"
Exact synonyms: Sing
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Song, Whistling

11. Verb. Give a signal by whistling. "She whistled for her maid"
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signalise, Signalize
Derivative terms: Whistling

Definition of Whistle

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air.

3. n. 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.

4. v. i. 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.

5. v. t. To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air.

6. n. 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.

Definition of Whistle

1. Noun. A device designed to be placed in the mouth in order to make a whistling sound. ¹

2. Noun. An act of whistling. ¹

3. Noun. A shrill, high-pitched sound made by whistling. ¹

4. Noun. Any high-pitched sound similar to the sound made by whistling. ¹

5. Noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A suit (from ''whistle and flute''). ¹

6. Verb. To make a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth. To produce a whistling sound, restrictions to the flow of air are created using the teeth, tongue and lips. ¹

7. Verb. To move in such a way as to create a whistling sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whistle

1. to make a shrill, clear musical sound [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

Medical Definition of Whistle

1. 1. 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. "The weary plowman leaves the task of day, And, trudging homeward, whistles on the way." (Gay) 2. To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone. 3. To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air. "The wild winds whistle, and the billows roar." (Pope) Origin: AS. Hwistlian; akin to Sw. Hvissla, Dan. Hvisle, Icel. Hvisla to whisper, and E. Whisper. See Whisper. 1. 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. "Might we but hear The folded flocks, penned in their wattled cotes, . . . Or whistle from the lodge." (Milton) "The countryman could not forbear smiling, . . . And by that means lost his whistle." (Spectator) "They fear his whistle, and forsake the seas." (Dryden) 2. The shrill sound made by wind passing among trees or through crevices, or that made by bullet, or the like, passing rapidly through the air; the shrill noise (much used as a signal, etc) made by steam or gas escaping through a small orifice, or impinging against the edge of a metallic bell or cup. 3. 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). "The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew." (Pope) 4. The mouth and throat; so called as being the organs of whistling. "So was her jolly whistle well ywet." (Chaucer) "Let's drink the other cup to wet our whistles. " (Walton) Whistle duck, the American golden-eye. Origin: AS. Hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See Whistle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Whistle

whispering pectoriloquy
whisperingly
whisperings
whisperously
whispers
whispery
whisps
whiss
whissed
whisses
whissing
whist
whist drive
whisted
whisting
whistle (current term)
whistle-blower
whistle-blowers
whistle-blowing
whistle-stop
whistle-stop tour
whistle-stops
whistle-tip catheter
whistle Dixie
whistle and flute
whistle blow
whistle blower
whistle buoy
whistle in the dark
whistle note

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