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whistling

 
Noun whistling has 3 senses
  1. whistle, whistling - the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    --1 is a kind of sound
    Derived forms: verb whistle1, verb whistle5
  2. whistling - the act of whistling a tune; "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"
    --2 is a kind of
    music
    Derived form: verb whistle3
  3. whistle, whistling - the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game"
    --3 is a kind of signal, signaling, sign
    Derived form: verb whistle6
Verb whistle has 6 senses
  1. whistle - make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
    --1 is one way to
    sound, go
    Derived forms: noun whistler2, noun whistling1
    Sample sentences:
    The birds whistle in the woods
    The woods whistle with many kinds of birds
  2. whistle - move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him"
    --2 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. whistle - utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody"
    --3 is one way to
    communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun whistler2, noun whistling2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. whistle - move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries"
    --4 is one way to
    move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. whistle, sing - make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
    --5 is one way to sound, go
    Derived forms: noun whistle1, noun whistling1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. whistle - give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid"
    --6 is one way to
    sign, signal, signalize, signalise
    Derived forms: noun whistle2, noun whistling3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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