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Noun: whistling  wis-ling
  1. The sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    - whistle
  2. The act of whistling a tune
    "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"
  3. The act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    "the whistling signalled the end of the game";
    - whistle
Verb: whistle  wi-sul
  1. Produce a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth
    "I whistle when I'm happy"
  2. Make whistling sounds
    "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
  3. Move with, or as with, a whistling sound
    "The bullets whistled past him"
  4. Utter or express by whistling
    "She whistled a melody"
  5. Move, send, or bring as if by whistling
    "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
  6. Make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
    "the kettle was whistling";
    - sing
  7. 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 [N. Amer], signalise [Brit], signalize, signalling [Brit, Cdn], sound, travel

Encyclopedia: Whistling