whistle note

A note extremely high in the register, but not falsetto.

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  • Whistle — Whis tle, n. [AS. hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See {Whistle}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whistle duck — Whistle Whis tle, n. [AS. hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See {Whistle}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whistle (disambiguation) — Whistle may refer to:* a single note woodwind instrument * a tinwhistle or pennywhistle * whistling * whistled language * Whistle, an 80s hip hop band. * Whistle, a defunct brand of soda. * Whistle!, a manga by Daisuke Higuchi. * Whistle, a West… …   Wikipedia

  • whistle — [hwis′əl, wis′əl] vi. whistled, whistling [ME whistlen < OE hwistlian: for IE base see WHISPER] 1. a) to make a clear, shrill sound or note, or a series of these, by forcing breath between the teeth or through a narrow opening made by… …   English World dictionary

  • Whistle — Whis tle, v. t. [1913 Webster] 1. To form, utter, or modulate by whistling; as, to whistle a tune or an air. [1913 Webster] 2. To send, signal, or call by a whistle. [1913 Webster] He chanced to miss his dog; we stood still till he had whistled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whistle — A simple whistle is a woodwind instrument which produces sound from a stream of forced air.Many types exist, from small police and sports whistles (also called pea whistles), to much larger train whistles, which are steam whistles specifically… …   Wikipedia

  • Whistle register — The whistle register (also called the flageolet register or whistle tone) is the highest register of the human voice lying above the modal register and falsetto register. This register has a specific physiological production that is different… …   Wikipedia

  • whistle — I n. instrument that produces a whistling sound 1) to blow (on) a whistle 2) a bird; factory; police; referee s whistle 3) a whistle blows, sounds act of whistling 4) to give a whistle 5) a shrill whistle misc. 6) as clean as a whistle ( very… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • whistle — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwistle; akin to Old Norse hvīsla to whisper Date: before 12th century 1. a. a small wind instrument in which sound is produced by the forcible passage of breath through …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whistle — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Angelus bell, English horn, Klaxon, Mayday, Pandean pipe, SOS, air raid alarm, alarm, alarm bell, alarm clock, alarm signal, alarum, alert, all clear, anthem, assibilation, aulos, bagpipe, ballad, basset horn …   Moby Thesaurus

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