Translation of whistle in Spanish:
- 1 (make sound)(person)
pitar(train)to whistle to a dog
pitarsilbarle or chiflarle a un perrohe whistled to me to take coverme silbó or (in Latin America also) me chifló para que me pusiera a cubiertoto whistle at the girlssilbarles or (in Latin America also) chiflarles a las chicasto whistle for something [colloquial]if they want more money, they can whistle for itsi quieren más dinero, van a tener que esperar sentados [colloquial]Example sentences
- He whistled through his teeth, a high pitched sound that grated on the human ears.
- And so, Peter Howard strolled back towards the lower engine compartment, cheerfully whistling under his breath.
- The Congresswoman is whistling through her teeth.
- When the kettle began whistling, I turned around to get the hot water for my green tea.
- The kettle began to whistle, and she broke herself out of her reverie and made two mugs of tea.
- The train whistled and slowly began its entrance to the London station.
- The only sound is the wind whistling through the tall pines.
- All you could hear was the wind whistling through the stadium
- I sat there, with the sun beating down on me, the wind whistling in my hair and the sound of a buzzard overhead looking for prey.
- Urs Meier, the Swiss referee, appears to have stopped whistling fouls against either team.
- Referee Karl Kirkpatrick was the dominant figure in the opening exchanges, whistling 13 penalties in the first half before dishing out four yellow cards in the second.
- Referee Brian Crowe started as he meant to go on: whistling for even the slightest indiscretion.
- 1 (instrument) to blow a whistletocar un silbato or pitoa factory whistle
pitarla sirena de una fábricaas clean as a whistleyour lungs are as clean as a whistleno tiene absolutamente nada en los pulmoneshis record is as clean as a whistletiene un historial sin manchato blow the whistle on somebody(inform on) delatar a alguien(reprimand) llamar a alguien al ordento blow the whistle on something (put a stop to)tomar medidas para acabar con algoto wet one's whistle [humorous]echarse un trago
mojarse el garguero [colloquial]Example sentences
- The works required four trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, and several percussion instruments including bells & whistles!
- The music is a unique sound of Irish folk ballads, traditional tunes with vocals accompanied by bazouki, bodhran, harmonicas and whistles.
- These include harps, lyres, whistles, horns, pan-pipes, bones, psalteries and some form of drum.
- 2(sound — made with mouth) silbido (masculine)(loud) chiflido (masculine)(— of train) pitido (masculine)(— of wind, bullet) silbido (masculine)Example sentences
- As was expected, his special appearance was greeted with whistles and applause that reverberated through the night.
- The Doc let out a whistle from between his teeth.
- She was about to explain, when a high-pitched whistle from somewhere in the middle of the soldiers sounded.
- The city itself is a spectacle to behold, with dazzling lights, beeps and whistles, and the sound of change going ‘jingle jangle’ all night long.
- A cacophony of booms and whistles and bangs plays around us, and we eat popcorn and watch the sky explode.
- Resident orcas are highly vocal and communicate with a learned repertoire of clicks, whistles and squeals.
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