whistle


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Synonyms for whistle

the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture

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the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle

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a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it

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acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound

an inexpensive fipple flute

make whistling sounds

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move with, or as with, a whistling sound

utter or express by whistling

move, send, or bring as if by whistling

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make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound

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give a signal by whistling

References in classic literature ?
And she did not say it either in her hard little voice or in her imperious Indian voice, but in a tone so soft and eager and coaxing that Ben Weatherstaff was as surprised as she had been when she heard him whistle.
So he blew his whistle, and the Irishman landed at the brother's house before nightfall.
The officer superintended all these details with the same calmness Milady had constantly seen in him, never pronouncing a word himself, and making himself obeyed by a gesture of his hand or a sound of his whistle.
I suppose that you could not possibly whistle, yourself, in your sleep?
I want you to whistle to my bullfinches; as I cannot see them I like to hear them, and we teach 'em airs that way.
As thus he walked along with a brisk step and a merry whistle, he came suddenly upon some foresters seated beneath a great oak tree.
The whistle was answered, and a maidservant ran out.
I decided to trust to this, so one day after I had learned his whistle (every boy of enterprise invents a whistle of his own) from boys who had been his comrades, I secretly put on a suit of his clothes, dark grey they were, with little spots, and they fitted me many years afterwards, and thus disguised I slipped, unknown to the others, into my mother's room.
I'd whistle myself, if I could push my lips together," remarked Jack.
By and by he thought he heard a whistle, as of some one whistling a tune.
A merry rollicking whistle was lilting up the lane.
Vasili Andreevich rode for about five minutes straight ahead, as he thought, seeing nothing but the horse's head and the white waste, and hearing only the whistle of the wind about the horse's ears and his coat collar.
It's good to be able to whistle again," remarked the shaggy man, "for those donkey lips were so thick I could not whistle a note with them.
Little Evring, riding in front of Dorothy, was so overjoyed that he took a curious tin whistle from his pocket and blew a shrill blast that made the Sawhorse leap and prance in sudden alarm.
In my time boys used always to whistle when they were in good spirits, and I have not got over the habit yet.