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whis·tle

(wis'ĕl),
1. A sound made by forcing air through a narrow opening such as pursed lips.
2. An instrument for producing a whistle.
[A.S. hwistle]

whistle

(hwĭs′ĕl)
1. A sound produced by pursing one's lips and blowing.
2. A tubular device driven by wind that produces a loud and usually shrill sound.
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Future families of whistled are planned, where the whistle detection part will already be included in different appliances.
3 : to produce a high-pitched sound by forcing air or steam through a device <The kettle whistled.
Though all whistling isn't an expression of joy - Monroe whistling great Mitch Hider has whistled at funerals - much of it suggests a certain optimism.
I also have whistled at the world-famous Cotton Club in Harlem with its big band and at Ashford & Simpson's nightclub, The Sugar Bar.
Spanish-speaking shepherds on La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands off Spain's coast, communicate over long distances and rocky terrain using whistles for specific Spanish vowels and consonants, thus forming whistled words.
When postmen, milkmen, message boys etc whistled, the music was tasteful.