Verb: whistle wi-sul
Noun: whistle wi-sul
- Produce a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth
"I whistle when I'm happy"
- Make whistling sounds
"He lay there, snoring and whistling"
- Move with, or as with, a whistling sound
"The bullets whistled past him"
- Utter or express by whistling
"She whistled a melody"
- Move, send, or bring as if by whistling
"Her optimism whistled away these worries"
- Make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
"the kettle was whistling";
- Give a signal by whistling
"She whistled for her maid"
- The sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
- The act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
"the whistle signalled the end of the game";
- A small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
- Acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
- An inexpensive fipple flute
- pennywhistle, tin whistle
Derived forms: whistling, whistles, whistled
Type of: acoustic device, breath, communicate, displace, fipple flute, fipple pipe, go, intercommunicate, locomote, move, recorder, sign, signal, signaling [US], signaling device, signalise [Brit], signalize, signalling, sound, travel, vertical flute, wind, wind instrument