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Definition of Whistling

Whistling
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.
Whistling
Whistling Whis"tling, a. & n. from Whistle, v. Whistling buoy. (Naut.) See under Buoy. Whistling coot (Zo["o]l.), the American black scoter. Whistling Dick. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush (Colluricincla Selbii). (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.] Whistling duck. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden-eye. (b) A tree duck. Whistling eagle (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian eagle (Haliastur sphenurus); -- called also whistling hawk, and little swamp eagle. Whistling plover. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The golden plover. (b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover. Whistling snipe (Zo["o]l.), the American woodcock. Whistling swan. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European whooper swan; -- called also wild swan, and elk. (b) An American swan (Olor columbianus). See under Swan. Whistling teal (Zo["o]l.), a tree duck, as Dendrocygna awsuree of India. Whistling thrush. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus Myiophonus, native of Asia, Australia, and the East Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note is a loud and clear whistle. (b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]

Meaning of Whistling from wikipedia

- 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...
- cavity resonances, whistling telephone wires, and idling circular saws. Vessel flute (acoustics of whistles and tunable whistles) Low whistle (low-pitched tinwhistle...
- the Whistling Straits courses are located in Haven, the promotional and postal address is Kohler, site of The American Club. The courses at Whistling Straits...
- The black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), formerly called the black-bellied tree duck, is a whistling duck that breeds from the southernmost...
- Columbia Pictures in 1944. Each episode of The Whistler began with the sound of footsteps and a person whistling. (The Saint radio series with Vincent Price...
- "Wolf-whistling "could be made illegal" under new European convention". The Daily Telegraph. March 8, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2014. "'Wolf-whistling isn't...
- mountains and the northwest). Also called the whistling eagle or whistling hawk, it is named for its loud whistling call, which it often gives in flight. Some...
- and amateur detective Wally "The Fox" Benton, following Whistling in the Dark and Whistling in Dixie. Wally prepares to marry his girlfriend, but gets...
- Whistling Woods International is a film, communication and creative arts institute located in Mumbai, India. The institute is promoted by the Indian Filmmaker...
- Whistle! (ホイッスル!, Hoissuru!) is a ****anese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Higuchi. The series was published in Shueisha's W****ly Shōnen...
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