whistle

Word of the Day

whistle

Pronunciation /ˈwɪs(ə)l/
noun
1 A clear, high-pitched sound made by forcing breath through a small hole between partly closed lips, or between one’s teeth.
1.1 A shrill, high-pitched sound.
1.2 An instrument used to produce a shrill, high-pitched sound, especially for giving a signal.
verb
Emit a shrill, high-pitched sound.

Origin
From rhyming slang whistle and flute.

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It is expedient to whistle up an alternate word when the one on offer from the dictionary is offensive. Besides, I had the image ready from a recently completed 3D printing project

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