whistling

[ US /ˈhwɪsɫɪŋ, ˈwɪsɫɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪslɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of whistling a tune
    his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work
  2. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
  3. the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    the whistle signalled the end of the game
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How To Use whistling In A Sentence

  • The figure slowly walked into the room whistling a familiar tune of one of his favorite bands.
  • She had a rather nice voice and was also known for whistling. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There
  • But he had to raise his voice to be heard over jeering and whistling from centre-right senators. Times, Sunday Times
  • She painlessly moves back and forth from fiddle to guitar, singing to whistling, without so much as a flinch.
  • I'd like to smile and skip down shopping lanes whistling cheerfully but it just isn't in me.
  • It was a cavern in the side of a mountain, overshadowed with palm trees, at such a distance from the cataract that nothing more was heard than a gentle uniform murmur, such as composes the mind to pensive meditation, especially when it was assisted by the wind whistling among the branches. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
  • Referee Declan Corcoran had a busy match, whistling for 45 frees and flashing no less than eight yellow cards in what was a very stop-start game throughout.
  • The faint whistling of birdsong awoke Marcs as it crept into his cell.
  • But he had to raise his voice to be heard over jeering and whistling from centre-right senators. Times, Sunday Times
  • This section of road was flat and not having the wind whistling through our helmets we became acutely aware of just how isolated and tranquil our surroundings were.
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