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  Words related to whistle

Related / Similar Words: pennywhistle, tin whistle, whistling, sing

 

Definition:
  • an inexpensive fipple flute;
  • acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound;
  • the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game";
  • the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture;
  • utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody";
  • give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid";
  • make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear";
  • move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him";
  • move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries";
  • make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling";

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    Hyponyms: boat whistle, factory whistle, steam whistle

     

    Derivational Morphology: sing, whistler, whistling, song

     

    Language Translations:
    Breton: c'hwitell and c'hwitelladenn   Croatian: zviždaljka and zvižduk  
    Danish: fløjt and fløjte   Dutch: fluitje and fluittoon  
    Finnish: pilli and vihellys   Hungarian: füttyszó and síp  
    Japanese: and sc=Jpan   Polish: gwizd and gwizdek  
    Portuguese: apito   Russian: свист and свисток  
    Serbian: pištaljka   Swedish: vissla and vissling  
     
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