whistle

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whistle is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
whistle

Plural
whistles

Whistles
  1. A whistle is a sound like music. A person makes a whistling sound by blowing air when the person's mouth is in a little circle.
    The whistle of the wind in trees was low and sad.
  2. A whistle is a little instrument made of wood, metal or other material. A person puts the instrument in the person's mouth and blows air to make a loud whistling sound.
    When you are in danger, blow your whistle loudly and someone will run and help you.


Verb[change]

Plain form
whistle

Third-person singular
whistles

Past tense
whistled

Past participle
whistled

Present participle
whistling

  1. To whistle is to make a whistling sound with one's mouth.
    A happy person is able to whistle and work at the same time.