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English noun: whistle

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


Synonymswhistling


Broader (hypernym)sound

2. whistle (communication) the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle


SamplesThe whistle signalled the end of the game.


Synonymswhistling


Broader (hypernym)sign, signal, signaling

3. whistle (artifact) a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it


Broader (hypernym)wind, wind instrument

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


Broader (hypernym)acoustic device, signaling device


Narrower (hyponym)boat whistle, factory whistle, steam whistle

5. whistle (artifact) an inexpensive fipple flute


Synonymspennywhistle, tin whistle


Broader (hypernym)fipple flute, fipple pipe, recorder, vertical flute


English verb: whistle

1. whistle (perception) make whistling sounds


SamplesHe lay there, snoring and whistling.


ExamplesThe birds whistle in the woods , The woods whistle with many kinds of birds


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. whistle (motion) move with, or as with, a whistling sound


SamplesThe bullets whistled past him.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. whistle (communication) utter or express by whistling


SamplesShe whistled a melody.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

4. whistle (motion) move, send, or bring as if by whistling


SamplesHer optimism whistled away these worries.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move

5. whistle (communication) make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound


SamplesThe kettle was singing.
The bullet sang past his ear.


Synonymssing


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, sound

6. whistle (communication) give a signal by whistling


SamplesShe whistled for her maid.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)sign, signal, signalise, signalize









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