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Overview of noun whistling

The noun whistling has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) whistle, whistling

(the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture)

2. (1) whistling

(the act of whistling a tune; "his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work")

3. whistle, whistling

(the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle; "the whistle signalled the end of the game")


Overview of verb whistle

The verb whistle has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (3) whistle

(make whistling sounds; "He lay there, snoring and whistling")

2. (2) whistle

(move with, or as with, a whistling sound; "The bullets whistled past him")

3. (2) whistle

(utter or express by whistling; "She whistled a melody")

4. (1) whistle

(move, send, or bring as if by whistling; "Her optimism whistled away these worries")

5. (1) whistle, sing

(make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound; "the kettle was singing"; "the bullet sang past his ear")

6. whistle

(give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid")

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