Definition of Whistle. Meaning of Whistle. Synonyms of Whistle

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Definition of Whistle

Whistle
Whistle Whis"tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whistled; p. pr. & vb. n. Whistling.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hv[=i]sla to whisper, and E. whisper. [root]43. See Whisper.] 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.

Meaning of Whistle from wikipedia

- or other means. Whistles vary in size from a small slide whistle or nose flute type to a large multi-piped church organ. Whistles have been around since...
- The tin whistle, also called the penny whistle, English flageolet, Scottish penny whistle, tin flageolet, Irish whistle, Belfast Hornpipe, feadóg stáin...
- A dog whistle (also known as silent whistle or Galton's whistle) is a type of whistle that emits sound in the ultrasonic range, which people cannot hear...
- steam whistle is a device used to produce sound with the aid of live steam, which acts as a vibrating system (compare to train horn). The whistle consists...
- A train whistle or air whistle (originally referred to as a steam trumpet) is an audible signaling device on a steam locomotive used to warn that the train...
- Whistle! (ホイッスル!, Hoissuru!) is a ****anese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Higuchi, which was adapted into a 39-episode anime television...
- A slide whistle (variously known as a swanee or swannee whistle, lotos flute piston flute, or jazz flute) is a wind instrument consisting of a fipple...
- Whistling without the use of an artificial whistle is achieved by creating a small opening with one's lips and then blowing or sucking air through the...
- The whistle register (also called the flute register or whistle tone) is the highest register of the human voice, lying above the modal register and falsetto...
- Whistle may also refer to: A tin whistle or pennywhistle Whistling Whistle register, in singing, the highest register of the human voice Whistle (band)...