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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Whistle \Whis"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whistled; p. pr. & vb. n. Whistling.] [AS. hwistlian; akin to Sw. hvissla, Dan. hvisle, Icel. hv[imac]sla to whisper, and E. whisper. [root]43. See Whisper.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make a kind of musical sound, or series of sounds, by forcing the breath through a small orifice formed by contracting the lips; also, to emit a similar sound, or series of notes, from the mouth or beak, as birds. [1913 Webster] The weary plowman leaves the task of day, And, trudging homeward, whistles on the way. --Gay. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a shrill sound with a wind or steam instrument, somewhat like that made with the lips; to blow a sharp, shrill tone. [1913 Webster] 3. To sound shrill, or like a pipe; to make a sharp, shrill sound; as, a bullet whistles through the air. [1913 Webster] The wild winds whistle, and the billows roar. --Pope. [1913 Webster]