Noun: whistling wis-ling
Verb: whistle wi-sul
- The sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
- The act of whistling a tune
"his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"
- The act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
"the whistling signalled the end of the game";
- 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"
Derived forms: whistlings
Type of: communicate, displace, go, intercommunicate, locomote, move, music, sign, signal, signaling [US], signalise [Brit], signalize, signalling, sound, travel
Encyclopedia: Whistling Whistle