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whistle is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of whistle pronunciation
An example use of whistle in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… as I said this is a whistle top tool so …”
meanings of whistle
Any high-pitched sound similar to the sound made by whistling.
A device designed to be placed in the mouth and blown, or driven by steam or some other mechanism, to make a whistling sound.
An act of whistling.
A suit (from whistle and flute).
The mouth and throat; so called as being the organs of whistling.
A shrill, high-pitched sound made by whistling.
To send, signal, or call by a whistle.
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.
To move in such a way as to create a whistling sound.
To make a similar sound by forcing air through a musical instrument or a pipe etc.
whistle frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word whistle occurs in english on average 7.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.