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Dictionary definition for: Whistle

1. (n) the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture

2. (v) make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"

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

4. (v) move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him"

5. (n) acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound

6. (v) utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody"

7. (n) an inexpensive fipple flute

8. (v) move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries"

9. (v) make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing" "the bullet sang past his ear"

10. (v) give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid"

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