- a type of flageolet with six finger holes, esp a cheap one made of metalAlso called: tin whistle
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Examples from the Web for penny whistle
But when, having evidently come to the last printed line, the boy rose and pocketed his penny-whistle, Emilia was nearly laughing.Sandra Belloni, Complete
Out in the world there, on the skirts of the woodland, a sheep-boy pipes to meditative eve on a penny-whistle.
Neglected lies Love's penny-whistle on which they played so prettily and charmed the spheres to hear them.
Out in the world there, on the skirts of the woodland, a sheep-boy pipes to meditative eye on a penny-whistle.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel