Associations to the word «Whistle»

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WHISTLE, noun. A device designed to be placed in the mouth in order, or driven by steam or otherwise, to make a whistling sound.
WHISTLE, noun. An act of whistling.
WHISTLE, noun. A shrill, high-pitched sound made by whistling.
WHISTLE, noun. Any high-pitched sound similar to the sound made by whistling.
WHISTLE, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A suit (from whistle and flute).
WHISTLE, noun. The mouth and throat; so called as being the organs of whistling.
WHISTLE, verb. (ambitransitive) 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.
WHISTLE, verb. (intransitive) To move in such a way as to create a whistling sound.
WHISTLE, verb. (transitive) To send, signal, or call by a whistle.
WHISTLE AND FLUTE, noun. (Cockney rhyming slang) A suit.
WHISTLE BLOW, verb. Alternative form of blow the whistle
WHISTLE DIXIE, verb. (idiomatic) (Southern US) To engage in idle conversational fantasies.
WHISTLE FOR, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see whistle,‎ for.
WHISTLE FOR, verb. (idiomatic) Ask for with no chance of success.
WHISTLE IN THE DARK, verb. (colloquial) To make a show of bravery despite one's fears; to put on a brave front.
WHISTLE IN THE DARK, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To speak of something despite having little knowledge of it.
WHISTLE NOTE, noun. (music) (voice) A note extremely high in the register, but not falsetto.
WHISTLE PAST THE GRAVEYARD, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation; to proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome.
WHISTLE PAST THE GRAVEYARD, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences.
WHISTLE PIG, noun. (US) (regional) The woodchuck.
WHISTLE PIGS, noun. Plural of whistle pig
WHISTLE STOP, noun. Alternative form of whistle-stop
WHISTLE UP, verb. (transitive) To gather (especially people or dogs) together, calling them by whistling.
WHISTLE WALK, noun. (US) (idiomatic) The path slaves took to deliver food from the kitchen building of a plantation to the main dining room. Slaves were expected to whistle during this walk in order to assure their masters that they were not eating the food.

Dictionary definition

WHISTLE, noun. The sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture.
WHISTLE, noun. The act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game".
WHISTLE, noun. A small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it.
WHISTLE, noun. Acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound.
WHISTLE, noun. An inexpensive fipple flute.
WHISTLE, verb. Make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling".
WHISTLE, verb. Move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him".
WHISTLE, verb. Utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody".
WHISTLE, verb. Move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries".
WHISTLE, verb. Make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear".
WHISTLE, verb. Give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid".

Wise words

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Mother Teresa