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synonyms for whistling

  • calling
  • hissing
  • tooting
  • warbling
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How to use whistling in a sentence

He went off whistling, and Isabel raised her hand and looked at it meditatively; his own had been unexpectedly warm and magnetic.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Had they been light I should have kept on whistling in that careless way; but now I looked up, startled.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Whistling over his task, Mr. Chester soon evolved the following "Want Ad."
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
He went whistling along, therefore, until his steps were suddenly and violently arrested.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
In January, 1899, a Spanish gunboat silently entered the port without the customary whistling and firing of salute.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He presented Imura Kisaburo Hinamoto with a box of cigarettes, gave him the run of the library, and drove off whistling.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
With head high and swinging arms he came on, the beat of his feet on the hard road keeping time to his gay whistling.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
We shall probably find that the signal is a bar or two of the same opera that our man was whistling just now.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Surely enough a shadow flitted along, and somebody began softly whistling a few bars of an opera.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
And how Father Oriole did work to keep them fed, whistling every once in a while to make things pleasant for his family!
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
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