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British English: /ˈwɪs(ə)l/
American English: /ˈ(h)wɪsəl/

Translation of whistle in French:


transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (make noise)
    (bird, person, kettle, train, wind)
    to whistle at somebody/something
    siffler quelqu'un/quelque chose
    to whistle for
    siffler (dog)
    he whistled to us to come
    il nous a sifflés pour nous faire venir
  • 2 (move fast)to whistle past ou by
    (arrow, bullet)
    passer en sifflant
    passer à toute vitesse
    the arrows whistled past our heads/through the air
    les flèches sifflaient au-dessus de nos têtes/dans l'air


to blow the whistle on somebody

dénoncer quelqu'un

to blow the whistle on something

révéler quelque chose

(as) clean as a whistle

propre comme un sou neuf

you can whistle for it [informal]!

tu peux toujours courir! [informal]

to wet one's whistle

se rincer le gosier [informal]

to whistle in the dark

essayer de se donner du courage

Phrasal verbs

whistle up

whistle up [something]
dégoter [informal] (object, volunteer)
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