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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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But the whistling nature of cough is exceptionally rare."
It's for this exact reason that we've created The Whistling Chef range,' says marketing manager at Clover Mone Gerryts.
Bush's dog whistling about peoples from Latin America and the Middle East.
It's not like I believe the equation for world doom is: global warming plus ego-blinded politicians plus lack of whistling. But like the sound of a train on a summer night, you don't miss whistling until you hear it.
Believe it or not, whistling, even when it was popular and more acceptable, was considered unladylike!
Ashan Khan, director of Loreburn Housing Association in the Borders, said: "Wolf whistling is a problem.
He'd be whistling songs like `Whistle While You Work,' Walt Disney sound-track songs.
MICHAEL Ball hates whistling so much he kicked Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith out of his room for doing it.
Melbourne, Sep 2 (ANI): An Australian species of pigeon, called the Ocyphaps lophotes, has the ability to produce a unique whistling sound with its wings to alarm others in the flock about any potential danger, say researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra.
WALKING round the Saturday Flea Market Dave Palmer remarked you never hear people whistling now.
George Wimpey Bristol has outlawedthe customof builders whistling their appreciation of womenwalking belowthe scaffolding, for fear of putting off "savvy and sophisticated" buyers visiting sites.
Areas of the brain linked to speech also spring into action when people communicate with each other by whistling, according to a new report.