- 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
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- 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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