Whistle definitions

wĭs'əl, hwĭs'-
The definition of a whistle is a clear, high, shrill sound, or a device for making such a sound.

An example of a whistle is what a referee blows in a soccer game.

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Whistle is defined as to make a clear, high and shrill sound.

An example of whistle is for a bird to sing out a tune.

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To produce a clear musical sound by forcing air through the teeth or through an aperture formed by pursing the lips.
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To produce a clear, shrill, sharp musical sound by passing air over or through an opening.

The tea kettle whistled on the stove.

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To emit a shrill, sharp, high-pitched cry, as some birds and other animals.
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To summon, signal, or direct by whistling.

I whistled down a cab. The referee whistled that the play was dead.

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To produce a high-pitched sound when moving swiftly through the air.

The stone whistled past my head.

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To produce a high-pitched sound by the rapid movement of air through an opening or past an obstruction.

Wind whistled through the cracks in the windows.

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To produce by whistling.

Whistle a tune.

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To signal a rule infraction committed by (a player).
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A sound produced by a whistling device or by whistling through the lips.
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A whistling sound, as of an animal or projectile.
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A small wind instrument for making whistling sounds by means of the breath.
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A device for making whistling sounds by means of forced air or steam.

A factory whistle.

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To make a clear, shrill cry.
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To move, pass, go, etc. with a high, shrill sound, as the wind.
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To make a clear, shrill sound or note, or a series of these, by forcing breath between the teeth or through a narrow opening made by puckering the lips.
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To make a similar sound by sending steam through a small opening.
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To blow a whistle.
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To have its whistle blown.

The train whistled.

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To produce (a tune, etc.) by whistling.
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To summon, signal, direct, etc. by whistling.
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To call (a player or coach) for a rules infraction by blowing a whistle.
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To suspend (play, or a play) by blowing a whistle.
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An instrument for making whistling sounds, as by forcing the breath or steam through a slit into a cavity or against a thin edge.
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A clear, shrill sound made by whistling or blowing a whistle.
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The act of whistling.
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A signal, summons, etc. made by whistling.
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A whistling sound, as of the wind.
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A device designed to be placed in the mouth in order, or driven by steam or otherwise, to make a whistling sound.
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An act of whistling.
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A shrill, high-pitched sound made by whistling.
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Any high-pitched sound similar to the sound made by whistling.
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(Cockney rhyming slang) A suit (from whistle and flute).
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(intransitive) To make a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth. To produce a whistling sound, restrictions to the flow of air are created using the teeth, tongue and lips.

Never whistle at a funeral.

She was whistling a happy tune.

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(intransitive) To move in such a way as to create a whistling sound.

A bullet whistled past.

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To send, signal, or call by a whistle.
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Origin of whistle

Middle English whistlen; Old English hwistlan, from Proto-Germanic *hwistlōną