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Meaning of WHISTLING

Pronunciation:  'wisling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of whistling a tune; "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work"
  2. [n]  the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game"
  3. [n]  the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture

WHISTLING is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: whistle, whistle
 See Also: music, sign, signal, signaling, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & n. from {Whistle}, v.

{Whistling buoy}. (Naut.) See under {Buoy}.

{Whistling coot} (Zo["o]l.), the American black scoter.

{Whistling Dick}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla Selbii}).
(b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]

{Whistling duck}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The golden-eye.
(b) A tree duck.

{Whistling eagle} (Zo["o]l.), a small Australian eagle
   ({Haliastur sphenurus}); -- called also {whistling hawk},
   and {little swamp eagle}.

{Whistling plover}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The golden plover.
(b) The black-bellied, or gray, plover.

{Whistling snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the American woodcock.

{Whistling swan}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The European whooper swan; -- called also {wild swan},
    and {elk}.
(b) An American swan ({Olor columbianus}). See under {Swan}.

{Whistling teal} (Zo["o]l.), a tree duck, as {Dendrocygna
   awsuree} of India.

{Whistling thrush}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of singing birds of the genus
    {Myiophonus}, native of Asia, Australia, and the East
    Indies. They are generally black, glossed with blue, and
    have a patch of bright blue on each shoulder. Their note
    is a loud and clear whistle.
(b) The song thrush. [Prov. Eng.]