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Definitions of whistle:
- noun: acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
- noun: the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
Example: "The whistle signalled the end of the game"
- noun: the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
- noun: an inexpensive fipple flute
- verb: move with, or as with, a whistling sound
Example: "The bullets whistled past him"
- verb: move, send, or bring as if by whistling
Example: "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
- verb: make whistling sounds
- verb: utter or express by whistling
Example: "She whistled a melody"
- verb: give a signal by whistling
Example: "She whistled for her maid"
- verb: make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #76195)
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