|1.||[ verb ] make whistling sounds|
"He lay there, snoring and whistling"
|Related terms:||go whistler|
|2.||[ verb ] utter or express by whistling|
"She whistled a melody"
|Related terms:||communicate whistler|
|3.||[ verb ] move with, or as with, a whistling sound|
: "The bullets whistled past him"
|4.||[ verb ] make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound|
"the kettle was singing" "the bullet sang past his ear"
|Related terms:||go song|
|5.||[ verb ] move, send, or bring as if by whistling|
"Her optimism whistled away these worries"
|6.||[ noun ] the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture|
|7.||[ noun ] acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound|
|Related terms:||acoustic_device signaling_device steam_whistle factory_whistle boat_whistle|
|8.||[ verb ] give a signal by whistling|
"She whistled for her maid"
|9.||[ noun ] the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle|
"the whistle signalled the end of the game"
|10.||[ noun ] (music) an inexpensive fipple flute|