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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
    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

to whistle in the dark

essayer de se donner du courage

Phrasal verbs

whistle up

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

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