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whistling

[ hwis-ling, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs lɪŋ, ˈwɪs- /
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noun
the act of a person or thing that whistles.
the sound produced.
Veterinary Pathology. a form of roaring characterized by a peculiarly shrill sound.
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Origin of whistling

before 900; Middle English; Old English hwistlung.See whistle, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for whistling

whistling
/ (ˈwɪslɪŋ) /

noun
vet science a breathing defect of horses characterized by a high-pitched sound with each intake of airCompare roaring (def. 6)
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