Etymology
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whistling (n.)

Old English hwistlung, verbal noun from hwistlian (see whistle (v.)).

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Definitions of whistling

whistling (n.)
the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture;
Synonyms: whistle
whistling (n.)
the act of whistling a tune;
his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work
whistling (n.)
the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle;
Synonyms: whistle
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