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whistle /'wisl/
  • danh từ
    • sự huýt sáo; sự huýt còi; sự thổi còi; tiếng huýt gió; tiếng còi
    • tiếng hót (chim); tiếng rít (gió); tiếng réo (đạn)
    • tiếng còi hiệu
    • cái còi
    • (thông tục) cổ, cuống họng
    • nội động từ
      • huýt sáo; huýt còi, thổi còi
      • hót (chim); rít (gió); réo (đạn)
      • ngoại động từ
        • huýt sáo; huýt gió gọi
          • to whistle a song: huýt sáo một bài hát
          • to whistle a dog: huýt gió gọi chó
        • to whistle for
          • huýt gió để gọi
        • to whistle past
          • vèo qua (đạn)
        • to shistle someone down the wind
          • bỏ ri người nào
        • you can whistle for it
          • thôi không mong gì được đâu
      Concise Dictionary
      whistles|whistled|whistling'hwɪsl /'w-
      +the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
      +the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
      +acoustic device that forces air or steam against an edge or into a cavity and so produces a loud shrill sound
      +an inexpensive fipple flute
      +make whistling sounds
      +move with, or as with, a whistling sound
      +utter or express by whistling
      +move, send, or bring as if by whistling
      +make a whining, ringing, or whistling sound
      +give a signal by whistling

      Advanced English Dictionary
      noun, verb
      + noun
      1 a small metal or plastic tube that you blow to make a loud high sound, used to attract attention or as a signal: The referee finally blew the whistle to stop the game.
      See also - TIN WHISTLE
      2 the sound made by blowing a whistle: He scored the winning goal just seconds before the final whistle.
      3 the sound that you make by forcing your breath out when your lips are closed: a shrill whistle + He gave a low long whistle of surprise.
      See also - WOLF WHISTLE
      4 the high loud sound produced by air or steam being forced through a small opening, or by sth moving quickly through the air: the whistle of a boiling kettle + the whistle of a bullet
      Idioms see BLOW v., CLEAN adj.
      + verb
      1 to make a high sound or a musical tune by forcing your breath out when your lips are closed: [VN] to whistle a tune + [V] He whistled in amazement. + The crowd booed and whistled as the player came onto the field. + She whistled to the dog to come back. + Workmen whistled at her as she walked past. + He whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan.
      2 [V] to make a high sound by blowing into a whistle: The referee whistled for a foul.
      3 [V] (of a KETTLE or other machine) to make a high sound: The kettle began to whistle. + The microphone was making a strange whistling sound. + The train whistled and shot into the tunnel.
      4 [V +adv./prep.] to move quickly, making a high sound: The wind whistled down the chimney. + A bullet whistled past his ear.
      5 [V] (of a bird) to make a high sound
      Idioms: sb can whistle for sth (BrE, spoken) used to say that you are not going to give sb sth that they have asked for: If he wants his money he can whistle for it-I'm broke!
      Collocation Dictionary

      1 small metal/plastic tube that you blow


      dog, factory, police, train | guard's, referee's, etc. | steam | penny, tin


      blow (on), sound
      A train sounded its whistle in the distance.


      blow, go, sound
      The referee's whistle went just before he shot the goal.


      a blast on a whistle
      He gave a short blast on his whistle.

      2 clear high-pitched sound


      loud | high, high-pitched, piercing, shrill | low | long | short | silent
      He pursed his lips in a silent whistle.
      | tuneless | wolf | final
      (sport) They scored their only goal just before the final whistle.


      give, let out | hear


      with a ~
      The train entered the tunnel with a shrill whistle.
      | ~ of
      She gave a low whistle of admiration.

      More information about SOUND


      give a ~
      The dog gave a low growl.

      let out a ~
      He let out a blood-curdling scream.

      hear ~
      We heard the peal of church bells.

      with a ~
      The vase fell to the ground with a great crash.

      ~ of
      a roar of laughtera snort of derisionthe whine of an engine



      loudly | softly, under your breath | through your teeth
      Norma looked at the parcel and whistled softly through her teeth.
      | cheerfully | tunelessly


      begin to | hear sb


      Men whistled at her in the street.
      | in
      James whistled in amazement.
      | to
      William whistled to me from a distance.

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