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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Capable of being uttered a shrill clear sound by blowing or drawing air through the pursed lips.

Usage examples (6)
  • Verb (used without object) : This teakettle whistles when it boils
  • Verb (used with object) : to whistle a tune. ,He whistled his dog over
  • Noun : a prolonged whistle of astonishment
  • At their best, The White Stripes' music was visceral, witty and milkman-whistleable all at the same time. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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