WHISTLE, v.i. hwisl. [L., a whistle; allied to whisper.]1. To utter a kind of musical sound, by pressing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips.While the plowman near at hand, whistles oer the furrowd land.2. To make a sound with a small wind instrument.3. To sound shrill, or like a pipe.The wild winds whistle, and the billows roar.
WHISTLE, v.t. 1. To form, utter or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or air.2. To call by a whistle; as, he whistled back his dog.
WHISTLE, n. [L.]1. A small wind instrument.2. The sound made by a small wind instrument.3. Sound made by pressing the breath through a small orifice of the lips.4. The mouth; the organ of whistling. [Vulgar.]5. A small pipe, used by a boatswain to summon the sailors to their duty; the boatswains call.6. The shrill sound of winds passing among trees or through crevices, &c.7. A call, such as sportsmen use to their dogs.