whistling


whistling
Synonyms and related words:
acute, argute, assibilation, buzz, creaky, ear-piercing, effervescence, effervescing, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, frication, frictional rustling, hiss, hissing, howling, hush, hushing, keen, keening, lisp, penetrating, piercing, piping, reedy, rhonchus, screaky, screeching, screechy, sharp, shrieking, shrieky, shrill, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilation, siffle, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, spit, splutter, sputter, squash, squeaking, squeaky, squelch, squish, sternutation, stertor, swish, thin, ululant, wailing, wheeze, whining, whish, whistle, white noise, whiz, whoosh, zip

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  • Whistling — Whis tling, a. & n. from {Whistle}, v. [1913 Webster] {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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whistling — [hwis′liŋ, wis′iŋ] n. [ME whistlinge < OE hwistlung] 1. the act or sound of a person, animal, or thing that whistles 2. shrill, noisy breathing by a horse, caused by a disorder of the air passages …   English World dictionary

  • Whistling — Human whistling is the production of sound by means of a constant stream of air from the mouth. The air is moderated by the tongue, lips, teeth, or fingers to create turbulence, and the mouth acts as a resonant chamber to enhance the resulting… …   Wikipedia

  • whistling —    Regarded as at least unwise and unlucky in a number of professions, including sailors who maintain that it conjures up a wind, miners, and actors. This latter has been rationalized by some as the fact that in old theatres certain sounds carry… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • whistling — noun 1. the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑whistle • Derivationally related forms: ↑whistle, ↑whistle (for: ↑whistle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistling — whis·tle || hwɪsl / w n. shrill sound produced by forcing air through a small opening (as between the lips or teeth); device which produces a whistle by forcing air or steam through an opening (i.e. tea kettle, train whistle); act of whistling… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Whistling — Whistle Whis tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whistled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whistling}.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hv[=i]sla to whisper, and E. whisper. [root]43. See {Whisper}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make a kind of musical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whistling — noun Date: 14th century the act or sound of one that whistles ; whistle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whistling — См. sibilante …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • whistling — /hwis ling, wis /, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that whistles. 2. the sound produced. 3. Vet. Pathol. a form of roaring characterized by a peculiarly shrill sound. [bef. 900; ME; OE hwistlung. See WHISTLE, ING1] * * * …   Universalium