Translation of whistle in Spanish:


silbar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈwɪs(ə)l//ˈ(h)wɪsəl/

intransitive verb

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    (make sound)
    (person) silbar
    (person) (loudly) chiflar
    (referee) pitar
    (kettle) silbar
    (kettle) pitar
    (train) pitar
    (wind) silbar
    (wind) aullar
    to whistle to a dog silbarle / chiflarle a un perro
    • he whistled to me to take cover me silbó para que me pusiera a cubierto
    • to whistle at the girls silbarles a las chicas
    • And so, Peter Howard strolled back towards the lower engine compartment, cheerfully whistling under his breath.
    • This section of road was flat and not having the wind whistling through our helmets we became acutely aware of just how isolated and tranquil our surroundings were.
    • They broke into spontaneous clapping, cheering and whistling when the Band of the Irish Guards played Happy Birthday for the Queen at the end of the parade as a surprise.
    • The audience cheered and whistled, but the happy couple was oblivious.
    • Strong north-westerly winds whistling around Blackpool's cavernous Winter Gardens this week appear to have blown away the Conservatives.
    • Urs Meier, the Swiss referee, appears to have stopped whistling fouls against either team.
    • Katie heard the distinct sounds of water gurgling and wind whistling though caves in the rock.
    • The kettle on the stove whistled sharply, interrupting her thoughts.
    • More of the bullets seemed to be whistling past the gaping holes rather than creating any kind of impact with the afflicted target.
    • Time to dust off the old Harley, head out of town, and start feeling that wind whistling through your hair.
    • When the kettle began whistling, I turned around to get the hot water for my green tea.
    • Top of the list of Rathvilly errors was over-carrying, which the referee whistled for time and again.
    • And I don't think many people know of another trait of this many-faceted genius: that he could whistle beautifully.
    • All you could hear was the wind whistling through the stadium
    • ‘The wind used to whistle through the door but not any longer,’ said Mr Ellis, who has lived in the house for 15 years.
    • One sunny morning both children were sitting on the back steps; Bob was whistling between his teeth and staring into nothingness so Brigid wisely kept quiet.
    • Referee George Mitchell whistled for a penalty which Scott Crabbe converted.
    • Ajet's header under pressure had put him in between the two last defenders, but referee Mr L. Williams spurned the chance to play advantage and whistled for the foul on the provider.
    • Fear of cold doomed them before the ref even whistled play to begin.
    • He whistled through his teeth, a high pitched sound that grated on the human ears.
    • Even now, you only have to hum a bar or two of its chorus, and pretty soon everyone around you will be humming or whistling, or singing along under their breath.
    • At the showing the audience cheered, whistled, rocked with laughter, but all were moved, and were very proud.
    • No more than the rest of us, the referee couldn't see what was coming and instead of leaving the advantage to develop he whistled for a free to Laois while Fitzpatrick was in full flow.
    • She whistled, a high pitch noise that she figured would get his attention, and he turned around to look at her.
    • The boys took deep breaths and started whistling.
    • The only sound is the wind whistling through the tall pines.
    • To my surprise I could whistle the entire guitar solo - it's been locked in my brain all these years, waiting.
    • The train whistled and slowly began its entrance to the London station.
    • The mountains had always been my refuge; in the wind whistling through the crevices, I have long found peaceful reassurance.
    • Hayley's husband Greg walked along side her for the whole 5km cheering and whistling, providing the encouragement she needed to win.
    • Instantly the whole hill became spotted with white puffs of smoke, and bullets began to whistle through our little grove.
    • When it began to whistle she took it off and poured the hot water into two mugs.
    • The crowd roared to life, cheering and whistling loudly.
    • The kettle began to whistle, and she broke herself out of her reverie and made two mugs of tea.
    • Minutes later UW's parade to the penalty box continued when Della Mora was whistled for slashing.
    • The Congresswoman is whistling through her teeth.
    • One of the huge stained-glass windows on the north side of the building had been removed, allowing a bitterly cold wind to whistle around the building.
    • She awoke the next morning to the sound of chirping birds and the wind whistling through the trees.
    • His breath whistles through his teeth as he climbs.
    • He surprised himself by whistling as he began the walk from his house to Janice's.
    • That would have been harsh, but it was even more baffling when it emerged later that Mr East whistled for a spot-kick because of a handball by Paul Groves.
    • A howler monkey screamed in the tree tops and frogs and cicadas and other creatures he could not name whistled and chirped in the dark.
    • He cleared decisively, pumping his fist at the animated and ecstatic stand as the ref whistled for the last time.
    • Receiving a clearance on his own 22, he made a burst beyond halfway and then was promptly and harshly whistled for not releasing by referee Simon McDowell.
    • Referee Brian Crowe started as he meant to go on: whistling for even the slightest indiscretion.
    • The remainder of the first period saw the two clubs whistled for a pair of penalties each, but neither side could capitalize on the ensuing power plays.
    • The weather contributes to the feeling with winds whistling through the towns and rain lashing against our windows.
    • Cold winds whistled through the railings on the Jacksonville Beach Pier one morning last week.
    • The game was stuck in the middle of the pitch for long periods as both teams cancelled each other out and the referee constantly whistled for minor offences stopping either side gaining momentum.
    • Referee Declan Corcoran had a busy match, whistling for 45 frees and flashing no less than eight yellow cards in what was a very stop-start game throughout.
    • The wind was whistling through the many holes but, fortunately for us, the return trip was to be made over the North Sea instead of the usual route over Europe.
    • And when Tyrone Howe allowed a Troncon box kick to bounce just short of the Irish line, his team was fortunate that the referee whistled for an earlier offence and also that Pilat missed the kick.
    • Tinnitus is a condition where the sufferer hears intermittent or continuous ringing, hissing, whistling, roaring or buzzing noises in one or both ears.
    • So there I was, hands stuffed in the pockets of my dark blue sweat pants, whistling cheerfully and thinking of escape with all the zest of a death row convict.
    • Now he whistles through his teeth, lives in a modest London flat and is threatening to release an album.
    • Noah was whistling softly under his breath, his fingers tapping gently to the beat of a song on the radio.
    • Referee Karl Kirkpatrick was the dominant figure in the opening exchanges, whistling 13 penalties in the first half before dishing out four yellow cards in the second.
    • They were standing in a butcher shop, with the wind whistling through the cracks around the door.
    • I sat there, with the sun beating down on me, the wind whistling in my hair and the sound of a buzzard overhead looking for prey.
    • I whistled loudly and a moving van obediently heeded my call and pulled up right next to me.
    • She heard the late birds chirp, the crickets whistle, the stray dogs howl.
    • The wind whistled through the holes in my woolly hat, rather defying the point of wearing it in the first place.
    • A biting wind blew furiously, whistling against the peak and making the clouds swirl about like ghosts.
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    (speed, rush)
    to whistle by pasar silbando
    • shells went whistling overhead pasaban proyectiles silbando por encima

transitive verb

  • 1

    (tune) silbar
  • 2

    he whistled the dogs over llamó a los perros con un silbido
    • he whistled the play dead pitó para detener el juego


  • 1

    silbato masculine
    pito masculine
    to blow a whistle pitar
    • a factory whistle la sirena de una fábrica
    • The train whistle blew twice, signaling that the two o'clock train was going to pull out of the station.
    • He got his first musical instrument - a whistle, at the age of seven from a neighbour, Bernie Marren.
    • Boris had the crowd enthralled with his dexterity on the whistle and harmonica.
    • Their effort, worthless in itself, merely a means to an end - the finishing line or the factory whistle signaling the end of the workday.
    • The works required four trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, and several percussion instruments including bells & whistles!
    • The music is a unique sound of Irish folk ballads, traditional tunes with vocals accompanied by bazouki, bodhran, harmonicas and whistles.
    • Among the principal musical instruments are tam-tams, pottery drums, goat-horn whistles and flutes, and gourd-cala-bash horns.
    • The teacher took out his whistle and signaled to begin.
    • Protesters are invited to bring kazoos, whistles, pots, pans and biscuit tins and to meet at 11.30 am at Speakers Corner.
    • As the referee's whistle sounded to signal the foul, Mark crashed hard, landing awkwardly on his left ankle.
    • She was out by the playground when the whistle blew, signaling the end of lunch recess.
    • Apparently the fans were enjoying the proceedings on the pitch when Banda pre-maturely blew the whistle to signal the end of the thrilling encounter.
    • Trumpets and whistles competed with the sound of African drums as the noisy march made its way through the city centre.
    • The woodwind players are sometimes asked to play ocarinas, those strange lemon-shaped clay whistles with simple finger-holes all over them.
    • These include harps, lyres, whistles, horns, pan-pipes, bones, psalteries and some form of drum.
    • Wendy Gamble, president of the New Toronto Historical Society, describes a time when factory whistles sounded around town and workers would walk to work.
    • There was screaming and yelling and the blowing of whistles and it sounded for a moment like someone had opened the gates to hell.
    • Their robust, carnivalesque dance-beat, accompanied by whistles, sounds like party night in an Ibizan superclub.
    • He plays Celtic whistle, didgeridoo, panpipes, flute and bass flute in his trademark blend of Celtic, classical, jazz and folk music.
    • Ten minutes later the gym teacher, Mr. Johnson, huffed into his whistle signaling the end of the class.
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    (made with mouth) silbido masculine
    (loud) chiflido masculine
    (made by referee's whistle) silbato masculine
    (made by referee's whistle) pitido masculine
    (of kettle) silbido masculine
    (of kettle) pitido masculine
    (of train) pitido masculine
    (of wind, bullet) silbido masculine
    • She was about to explain, when a high-pitched whistle from somewhere in the middle of the soldiers sounded.
    • He stepped back amongst the sound of cheers and whistles.
    • A sensitive microphone placed close to the eardrum typically records a faint hum, but in many human subjects clear whistles can be picked up on top of the background buzz.
    • As was expected, his special appearance was greeted with whistles and applause that reverberated through the night.
    • A light symphony of human whistles and snores were generating around the small office.
    • The final whistle sounded seconds afterwards and Towers had survived.
    • Following Cullen's goal, Padraig Kenny fired over three quick points before the final whistle sounded for a stunned Gortletteragh.
    • He put his fingers to his mouth and gave a loud whistle to signal his men.
    • As the march swung past Number 10 there was a cacophony of whistles, boos, jeers and insults.
    • The whistles and catcalls reached earsplitting levels whenever the Americans had the ball.
    • The Doc let out a whistle from between his teeth.
    • It will not be the crowd or the prospect of penalties that will induce butterflies in the game's most hyped striker, nor even thoughts of the first whistle sounding at 8pm.
    • The odd whistle and occasional murmur slipped through from the usually voluble Parisians but otherwise they remained as unemotional as the protagonists on court.
    • Its call is a series of clear, hollow whistles, all on one pitch.
    • Justin gave a low whistle as he signaled to a waiter for a seat.
    • There are whistles echoing around the ground - no one's taking too kindly to the patient keep-ball being played by the French already.
    • They have a variety of calls usually described as whistles, rattles, trills, squeaks or screams.
    • The city itself is a spectacle to behold, with dazzling lights, beeps and whistles, and the sound of change going ‘jingle jangle’ all night long.
    • The march was very lively, with whistles and shouts echoing round the town.
    • A cacophony of booms and whistles and bangs plays around us, and we eat popcorn and watch the sky explode.
    • Shortly after, Bernard Duff sounded the final whistle.
    • Quickfall got down to stripping nearly naked and had the audience roaring with laughter, whistles and applause.
    • But the final whistle was greeted with roars of joy mixed with relief from the Holte End as the score from the Stadium Of Light filtered through.
    • People went berserk with whistles and claps when he presented ‘Tere mere beech mein,’ a number from Ek Duje Ke Liye.
    • Resident orcas are highly vocal and communicate with a learned repertoire of clicks, whistles and squeals.
    • Sure enough, seconds later, a series of whistles, high-pitched and low, rolled up the hillside.
    • Sam turned around at the noise of whistles and laughter from the others.
    • He described the male call as a high-pitched whistle repeating a long, drawn-out KI-WI sound about 30 times.
    • South Africa attacked from the opening whistle forcing mistakes from the England side.
    • With nicely-toned muscles Rahul Dev was the one who attracted maximum whistles, catcalls and applause, more than even the women models.
    • Behind them, the man in the cowboy hat let out a whistle and they stopped.
    • All the men howled at that and there were a few whistles.
    • But today, the engine's whistles were sounding again and its 70-ton, 27 ft high flywheel was turning for the first time in more than 30 years.
    • The music of the spheres turns out to be a mixture of whistles, chirrups, howls, static and something that sounds like chattering voices.
    • All I could hear was a series of piercing bangs and whistles and orange lights.
    • An appreciative whistle echoed up from his sister, Grace.
    • Hall, a close friend of the 20-year-old, was especially delighted that Routledge received a standing ovation on the final whistle.
    • The Tramore defence was unyielding, however, and the final whistle sounded as Richard Hickey cleared the ball to midfield.
    • Brian Foste's well struck shot to goalie Tom Nolan's left was greeted by cheers by the home supporters and less than a minute later the final whistle sounded.
    • The ground cleared in a flash when the whistle sounded for half time