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2 whistling

The act of whistling a tune.

Polish: gwizdnięcie, zagwizdanie

Moby thesaurus: acute, argute, assibilation, buzz, creaky, ear-piercing, effervescence, effervescing, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, frication, frictional rustling, hiss, hissing, howling, hush, hushing, keen, keening ... show more.

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1 whistle

The sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture.

synonym: whistling.

Roget 417: musical instruments; band; string-band, brass-band; orchestra; orchestrina.    [Stringed instruments], monochord, polychord; harp, lyre, lute, archlute; mandola, ... show more

Dutch: gefluit
Polish: gwizdanie, świstanie

2 whistle

The act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle:
— The whistle signalled the end of the game.

synonym: whistling.

Polish: gwizd, wizg

3 whistle

A small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it.

Polish: gwizdawka, gwizdek, świstawka

4 whistle

Acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound.

Dutch: fluittoon

5 whistle

An inexpensive fipple flute.

synonyms: pennywhistle, tin whistle.


1 whistle

Make whistling sounds.

Roget 412: cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow; growl, snarl.    [specific animal sounds] bark [dog, seal]; bow-wow, yelp [dog]; bay, ... show more

Roget 409: hiss, buzz, whiz, rustle; fizz, fizzle; wheeze, whistle, snuffle; squash; sneeze; sizzle, swish.   

2 whistle

Move with, or as with, a whistling sound.

3 whistle

Utter or express by whistling.

Dutch: fluiten

4 whistle

Move, send, or bring as if by whistling.

5 whistle

Make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound.

synonym: sing.

Roget 416: play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle; strike the lyre, beat the drum; blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn; doodle; grind the organ; touch the guitar ... show more

6 whistle

Give a signal by whistling.

Moby thesaurus: Angelus, Angelus bell, English horn, Klaxon, Mayday, Pandean pipe, SOS, air-raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, anthem, assibilation, aulos, bagpipe, ballad ... show more.

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