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  1. whistle

    • IPA[ˈwɪs(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      a clear, high-pitched sound made by forcing breath through a small hole between partly closed lips, or between one's teeth.;a shrill, high-pitched sound
    • v.
      emit a clear, high-pitched sound by forcing breath through a small hole between one's lips or teeth;produce (a tune) by whistling
    • noun: whistle, plural noun: whistles

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a clear, high-pitched sound made by forcing breath through a small hole between partly closed lips, or between one's teeth.
    • a shrill, high-pitched sound the whistle of the boiling kettle
    • an instrument used to produce a shrill, high-pitched sound, especially for giving a signal.
    • 2. British informal a suit.

    動詞

    • 1. emit a clear, high-pitched sound by forcing breath through a small hole between one's lips or teeth the audience cheered and whistled
    • produce (a tune) by whistling the postman whistled an old Rolling Stones number
    • emit a shrill, high-pitched sound the kettle began to whistle
    • produce a shrill, high-pitched sound by moving rapidly through the air or a narrow opening the wind was whistling down the chimney
    • blow a whistle, especially as a signal the referee did not whistle for a foul