English - Vietnamese Dictionary
whistle /'wisl/Concise Dictionary
- 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)
- (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 shistle someone down the wind
- you can whistle for it
- thôi không mong gì được đâu
whistles|whistled|whistling'hwɪsl /'w-Advanced English Dictionary
+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
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
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.
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!
1 small metal/plastic tube that you blow
dog, factory, police, train | guard's, referee's, etc. | steam | penny, tin
VERB + WHISTLE
blow (on), sound
A train sounded its whistle in the distance.
WHISTLE + VERB
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.
VERB + 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.
We heard the peal of church bells.
with a ~
The vase fell to the ground with a great crash.
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
VERB + WHISTLE
begin to | hear sb
Men whistled at her in the street.
James whistled in amazement.
William whistled to me from a distance.
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