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 ?
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.
You'll find her so; she must be, to make you learn to whistle to her bullfinches.
That's my whistle," said Prince Evring, holding it out upon his hand.
Well, then, watch me," returned the hen, and reaching out a claw she touched the whistle and said "Ev.
Ojo gave a jump, for he saw several broad leaves leaning toward him; but the Shaggy Man began to whistle again, and at the sound the leaves all straightened up on their stems and kept still.
I always whistle as I go by 'em and so they always let me alone.
But at that very instant both suddenly heard a shrill whistle which, as it were, smote on their ears, and both suddenly seized their guns and two flashes gleamed, and two gangs sounded at the very same instant.
The shrill whistles rapidly following one another were heard again.
That's a ferry-boat of some sort," the new-comer said, indicating a whistle off to the right.
A shrill little whistle, piping as if gone mad, came from directly ahead and from very near at hand.
Long after Pacifique's gay whistle had faded into the phantom of music and then into silence far up under the maples of Lover's Lane Anne stood under the willows, tasting the poignant sweetness of life when some great dread has been removed from it.
At eleven o'clock the locomotive's whistle announced that they were approaching Plum Creek station.
They were to begin firing at the first whistle of the locomotive.
So he blew the whistle, and the Irishman did not know where on earth he was until he found himself at the other old man's door, who also told him that it was three hundred years since he had seen anyone, and asked him where he was going.
Meanwhile still more projectiles, now with the swift sinister whistle of a cannon ball, now with the agreeable intermittent whistle of a shell, flew over people's heads incessantly, but not one fell close by, they all flew over.