Synonyms of whistle


1. whistle, whistling, sound

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

2. whistle, whistling, signal, signaling, sign

usage: the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game"

3. whistle, wind instrument, wind

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

4. whistle, acoustic device, signaling device

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

5. pennywhistle, tin whistle, whistle, fipple flute, fipple pipe, recorder, vertical flute

usage: an inexpensive fipple flute


1. whistle, sound, go

usage: make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"

2. whistle, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him"

3. whistle, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody"

4. whistle, move, displace

usage: move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries"

5. whistle, sing, sound, go

usage: make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"

6. whistle, sign, signal, signalize, signalise

usage: give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid"

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Definition and meaning of whistle (Dictionary)