HyperDic: whistle

English > 11 senses of the word whistle:
VERBperceptionwhistlemake whistling sounds
motionwhistlemove with, or as with, a whistling sound
communicationwhistleutter or express by whistling
motionwhistlemove, send, or bring as if by whistling
communicationwhistle, singmake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
communicationwhistlegive a signal by whistling
NOUNeventwhistle, whistlingthe sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture / aperture
communicationwhistle, whistlingthe act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing / blowing a whistle
artifactwhistlea small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it
artifactwhistleacoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
artifactwhistle, pennywhistle, tin whistlean inexpensive fipple flute
whistle > pronunciation
Soundshhwih'sahl; wih'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > whistle: 11 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture / aperture.
Synonymwhistling
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishpitido, silbato
Verbswhistlemake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
English > whistle: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing / blowing a whistle.
Example"the whistle signalled the end of the game"
Synonymwhistling
Broadersignal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
Spanishchiflido, silbido, silbo
Catalanxiulet
Verbswhistlegive a signal by whistling
English > whistle: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it.
Broaderwind instrument, windA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
Spanishpito, silbato
Catalanxiulet
English > whistle: 11 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningacoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound.
Narrowerboat whistleA whistle on a boat that is sounded as a warning
factory whistleA whistle at a factory that is sounded to announce times for starting or stopping work
steam whistleA whistle in which the sound is produced by steam
Broaderacoustic deviceA device for amplifying or transmitting sound
signaling deviceA device used to send signals
Spanishsilbato
Catalanxiulet
English > whistle: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn inexpensive fipple flute.
Synonymspennywhistle, tin whistle
Broaderfipple flute, fipple pipe, recorder, vertical fluteA tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece
Spanishflauta metalica irlandesa, flauta metálica irlandesa, silbato irlandes, silbato
Catalanflauta
English > whistle: 11 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningmake whistling sounds.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThe birds whistle in the woods; The woods whistle with many kinds of birds
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishsilbar
Catalanxiular
Nounswhistlersomeone who makes a loud high sound
whistlingthe sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture / aperture
English > whistle: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove with, or as with, a whistling sound.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The bullets whistled past him"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishsilbar
English > whistle: 11 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningUtter or express by whistling.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"She whistled a melody"
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishsilbar
Catalanxiular
Nounswhistlersomeone who makes a loud high sound
whistlingthe act of whistling a tune
English > whistle: 11 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove, send, or bring as if by whistling.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Her optimism whistled away these worries"
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
English > whistle: 11 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmake a whining, ringing, or whistling sound.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsing
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishcantar, silbar
Catalancantar, xiular
Nounswhistle, whistlingthe sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture / aperture
English > whistle: 11 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningGive a signal by whistling.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She whistled for her maid"
Broadersign, signal, signalize, signaliseCommunicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
Spanishsilbar
Nounswhistle, whistlingthe act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing / blowing a whistle

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