To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds.
To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone.
To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air.
A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar sound; the sound used by a sportsman in calling his dogs; the shrill note of a bird; as, the sharp whistle of a boy, or of a boatswain's pipe; the blackbird's mellow whistle.
The shrill sound made by wind passing among trees or through crevices, or that made by bullet, or the like, passing rapidly through the air; the shrill noise (much used as a signal, etc.) made by steam or gas escaping through a small orifice, or impinging against the edge of a metallic bell or cup.
An instrument in which gas or steam forced into a cavity, or against a thin edge, produces a sound more or less like that made by one who whistles through the compressed lips; as, a child's whistle; a boatswain's whistle; a steam whistle (see Steam whistle, under Steam).
The sound a starter/referee makes to signal for quiet before they give the command to start the race.
Steam locomotives were usually fitted with a whistle, typically mounted on top of the firebox.
A wave actuated sound signal on buoys which produces sound by emitting compressed air through a circumferential slot into a cylindrical bell chamber.
A sound effect like a whistle. Can be created by rockets, shells or from ground based fireworks. The sound is made by the way the ingredient burns, not by the way it flies.
the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling"
move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him"
make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear"
a simple device that produces sound when air is forced through an opening
Signaling device with an audible, shrill sound, used for stopping or bringing a dog in. See: sit whistle and come in whistle. Also: popular whistles include: Roy Gonia Specials and Mega Whistles.
Whistles were not only used as warnings (eg to a gang working on the line) but also for working the trains. At a specific signal box before a junction the driver would indicate, by a pattern of long and short blasts on the whistle, the line the train needed to take at the junction. From that point forward the signalman offered the train to the next box with a bell code giving both its class and its route. LNWR whistles had a very distinctive shrill note.
a partly hollow tube, that produces a high pitch whistling sound. Produced by burning a composition made with potassium benzoate, potassium salicylate.
Whistles are generally small paper tubes filled with a composition that makes a sharp howling sound. Whistles can be found in rockets, fountains, cakes
A whistle is a one-note woodwind instrument which produces sound from a stream of forced air. (For the sound produced with the mouth, see whistling and whistled language.)