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whistleverb

uk   /ˈwɪs.əl/ us   /ˈwɪs.əl/
B2 [I or T] to make a high sound by forcing air through a small hole or passage, especially through the lips, or through a special device held to the lips: He whistled as he worked. On the days when she wore a skirt the men on the building site would whistle at her. Someone was whistling Beatles tunes outside my window. The referee whistled and the game was over.
[I + adv/prep] to make a long, high sound while moving quickly through or past something: She heard the wind whistling through the trees and the howl of a distant wolf. I stepped out of the building and immediately a bullet whistled past my head.
[I] When birds whistle, they sing in high musical notes: The birds were whistling in the early morning quiet.

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whistlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɪs.əl/ us   /ˈwɪs.əl/
B2 the sound made by someone or something whistling: I recognized my father's tuneless whistle. It sounded like the whistle of an old-fashioned steam train. She listened to the whistle of the wind through the trees.
an object that you hold to your lips and blow through in order to make a loud, high sound: The referee blew his whistle for half-time.
(Definition of whistle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whistleverb [I/T]

us   /ˈhwɪs·əl, ˈwɪs-/
to make a musical sound by forcing the breath through a small passage between the lips or through a special device: [I] I whistled to my dog and she came running back. [I] fig.The wind whistled through the trees.

whistlenoun [C]

us   /ˈhwɪs·əl, ˈwɪs-/
A whistle is also a device that makes a loud, high sound when you blow into it.
(Definition of whistle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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