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This lot are incapable of giving up the ghost until the final whistle has blown. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The whistling winds and sheets of rain mean our sash windows have a life expectancy of two years before they rot. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was all very polite, but all very brutal when the first whistle sounded. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why don't executives blow the whistle while still in the job? The Sun (2016)Why didn't more parents blow the whistle? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ref blows his whistle and you think it's all over. The Sun (2016)That could be a five or six-point advantage before a whistle is blown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A whistling east wind drove us along the beach. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The Blues were subsequently penalised and the half-time whistle sounded. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The new man, now on the inside, will blow the whistle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sound of the whistle is becoming scarce. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He had lots of them and spent most of the day whistling and shouting at them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You do your job until you hear the whistle. The Sun (2012)When the whistle got louder you knew you were beat. The Sun (2016)You get the wind whistling around it and you are snug and warm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The fun began the moment the final whistle sounded. Moynihan, John Kevin Keegan - Black and White (1993)When did you last hear a milkman whistling a current pop tune? Times, Sunday Times (2006)And cricket bats that emit a loud and piercing whistle to keep the crowd awake. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We might as well have been whistling in the wind. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At the sound of five whistles they were to make the rush. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Soon the fire was lit, a tea kettle whistling. Kevin Cook Tommy's Honour: The Extraordinary Story of Golf's Founding Father and Son (2007)In the distance, a train whistle sounds. Christianity Today (2000) Birds are whistling, got to be early. The Sun (2006)You'll be whistling it all day. The Sun (2011)The train 's whistle almost disappoints. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The most exercise I get is blowing the whistle at the end. The Sun (2008)The grandfather stood under the door, watching her, when suddenly a shrill whistle was heard. Johanna Spyri Heidi (1881)

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Translations for 'whistle'

British English: whistle /ˈwɪsl/ NOUN
A whistle is a small metal tube which you blow in order to produce a loud sound and attract someone's attention.
The guard blew his whistle and the train started to move.
  • American English: whistle
  • Arabic: صَفَّارَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: apito
  • Chinese: 口哨
  • Croatian: zvižduk
  • Czech: píšťalka
  • Danish: fløjte til at afgive signal
  • Dutch: fluitje
  • European Spanish: silbato
  • Finnish: vihellys
  • French: sifflet
  • German: Pfeife
  • Greek: σφυρίχτρα
  • Italian: fischietto
  • Japanese: 口笛
  • Korean: 호루라기
  • Norwegian: fløyte
  • Polish: gwizdek
  • European Portuguese: apito
  • Romanian: fluier
  • Russian: свист
  • Spanish: silbato
  • Swedish: vissling
  • Thai: นกหวีด
  • Turkish: ıslık
  • Ukrainian: свисток
  • Vietnamese: tiếng huýt sáo
British English: whistle /ˈwɪsl/ VERB
When you whistle, you make sounds by forcing your breath out between your lips or teeth.
He whistled a tune.
He whistled, surprised but not shocked.
  • American English: whistle
  • Arabic: يَصْفِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: assobiar
  • Chinese: 吹口哨
  • Croatian: zviždati
  • Czech: pískat
  • Danish: fløjte
  • Dutch: fluiten
  • European Spanish: silbar
  • Finnish: viheltää
  • French: siffler
  • German: pfeifen
  • Greek: σφυρίζω
  • Italian: fischiare
  • Japanese: 口笛を吹く
  • Korean: 휘파람을 불다
  • Norwegian: plystre
  • Polish: gwizdnąć
  • European Portuguese: assobiar
  • Romanian: a fluiera
  • Russian: свистеть
  • Spanish: silbar
  • Swedish: vissla
  • Thai: ผิวปาก
  • Turkish: ıslık çalmak
  • Ukrainian: свистіти
  • Vietnamese: huýt sáo

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