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"

Related terms: travel
4. [ verb ] make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
Synonyms: sing

"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"

Related terms: move
6. [ noun ] the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
Synonyms: whistling
Related terms: sound
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"

Related terms: sign
9. [ noun ] the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
Synonyms: whistling

"the whistle signalled the end of the game"

Related terms: signal
10. [ noun ] (music) an inexpensive fipple flute
Synonyms: tin_whistle pennywhistle
Related terms: fipple_flute
Similar spelling:   whistler