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

Translation of whistle in Arabic:


  • 1
    (small instrument)
    the referee blew his whistle for a foul/to end the game
    أَطْلَقَ الحَكَمُ صَفّارَتَهُ مُعْلِناً مُخالَفةً \ نِهايةَ المُباراةِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (with one's mouth) (Form II)
    he whistles at all the girls
    يُصَفِّرُ على كُلِّ البَناتِ
  • 2
    (with an instrument) (referees, traffic policeman) (Form II)
  • 3
    (to make a noise) (train, wind, kettle) (Form II)
    the train whistled as it approached the station
    صَفَّرَ القِطارُ عِنْدَما اقْتَرَبَ من المَحَطّةِ
  • 4 (to move fast)to whistle past or by
    (bullets, train)
    مَرَّ بِسُرْعةٍ


to blow the whistle on somebody/something

بَلَّغَ عن شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ

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