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verb as in make sharp, shrill sound

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Root cells release malic acid, which acts like a shepherd’s whistle.

Influencers, who are paid by brands to promote their products to their thousands of followers, generally agree that Reels lacks some of the bells and whistles of TikTok.

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There’s no whistle, bell, or any other serious notification of when the harmless pre-ejaculate ends and the fluids of fatherhood begin.

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Snarky Alexis may have had a ritzy Rolls-Royce, but today’s Sentra—completely redesigned for 2020—offers a lot more bells and whistles.

Yet offense continued to rule even once the whistles became less frequent.

“Clean as a whistle,” says a senior investigator involved in the case.

But admit it: at the first whistle, we all paid attention, to a part of the world that would usually prefer us all to butt out.

He is on trial along with three others, and Bogucki is blowing the whistle on government practices he says are not fair play.

Not a lot of air tooting that whistle, no matter what the video would lead viewers to believe.

And yep, the flag can be used in dog whistle fashion to signal a position on “those blacks.”

Robert uttered a shrill, piercing whistle which might have been heard back at the wharf.

Goodell paused in the doorway and emitted a whistle of surprise at sight of a horse in one of the stalls.

Then he goes out, gits into his Pullman section, blows his punkin whistle and departs.

He only tore himself from her reluctant arms as the final whistle sounded from the engine.

In a lull of the raging earth the distant whistle of the train could be distinctly heard.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whistle, such as: blare, hiss, blast, fife, flute, and pipe.

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