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  • Swanee whistle — /swonˈi (h)wisˈl/ (also without cap) noun A musical instrument, a kind of whistle in which sliding notes are produced by moving a plunger in and out ORIGIN: Swanee, variant of Suwannee, a river in SE USA …   Useful english dictionary

  • swanee whistle — /ˌswɒni ˈwɪsəl/ (say .swonee wisuhl) noun a simple woodwind musical instrument, usually of metal, blown by the mouth and controlled as to pitch by a plunger …   Australian English dictionary

  • whistle — whistleable, adj. /hwis euhl, wis /, v., whistled, whistling, n. v.i. 1. to make a clear musical sound, a series of such sounds, or a high pitched, warbling sound by the forcible expulsion of the breath through a small opening formed by… …   Universalium

  • Slide whistle — A slide whistle (variously known as a swanee whistle, piston flute or jazz flute) is a wind instrument consisting of a fipple like a recorder s and a tube with a piston in it. It thus has an air reed like some woodwinds, but varies the pitch with …   Wikipedia

  • slide whistle — noun A wind instrument consisting of a fipple like a recorders and a tube with a piston in it, the pitch being varied with a slide, commonly used as a sound effect to accompany pratfalls in slapstick. Syn: jazz flute, piston flute …   Wiktionary

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  • Wolf-whistling — or Finger whistling is a type of whistling in which fingers are inserted in the mouth to produce a louder and more penetrating tone.A Wolf whistle is a specific sound commonly made using the above technique to show appreciation for something or… …   Wikipedia

  • Pitch pipe — A pitch pipe is a small device used to provide a pitch reference for musicians without absolute pitch. Although it may be described as a musical instrument, it is not typically used to play music as such. Origins The earliest pitch pipes were… …   Wikipedia

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