how to pronounce whistle

wɪsəl

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An example use of whistle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… dog whistle right of like Oh …”

meanings of whistle

noun:

  1. Any high-pitched sound similar to the sound made by whistling.
  2. A device designed to be placed in the mouth and blown, or driven by steam or some other mechanism, to make a whistling sound.
  3. An act of whistling.
  4. A suit (from whistle and flute).
  5. The mouth and throat; so called as being the organs of whistling.
  6. A shrill, high-pitched sound made by whistling.

verb:

  1. To send, signal, or call by a whistle.
  2. To make a shrill, high-pitched sound by forcing air through the mouth. To produce a whistling sound, restrictions to the flow of air are created using the teeth, tongue and lips.
  3. To move in such a way as to create a whistling sound.
  4. To make a similar sound by forcing air through a musical instrument or a pipe etc.