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 (wĭs′lər, hwĭs′-)
A town of southwest British Columbia, Canada, north-northeast of Vancouver. It is a popular ski area and mountain resort.


 (wĭs′lər, hwĭs′-)
1. One that whistles: a whistler of popular tunes.
a. A marmot (Marmota caligata) of the mountains of northwest North America, having a grayish coat and a shrill, whistling cry.
b. Any of various birds that produce a whistling sound.
c. A horse having a respiratory disease characterized by wheezing.
3. Physics A very-low-frequency electromagnetic wave of 1 to 30 kilohertz produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning and having a characteristically decreasing frequency responsible for a whistling sound in detection equipment.
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1. a person or thing that whistles
2. (General Physics) radio an atmospheric disturbance picked up by radio receivers, characterized by a whistling sound of decreasing pitch. It is caused by the electromagnetic radiation produced by lightning
3. (Animals) any of various birds having a whistling call, such as certain Australian flycatchers and the goldeneye. See also thickhead2
4. (Animals) any of various North American marmots of the genus Marmota, esp M. caligata (hoary marmot)
5. (Veterinary Science) vet science a horse affected with an abnormal respiratory noise, resembling whistling
6. (General Sporting Terms) informal a referee


(Biography) James Abbott McNeill. 1834–1903, US painter and etcher, living in Europe. He is best known for his sequence of nocturnes and his portraits
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(ˈʰwɪs lər, ˈwɪs-)

1. a person or thing that whistles.
2. any of various birds whose wings whistle in flight, esp. the goldeneye.
3. a wind-broken horse.
[before 1000]


(ˈʰwɪs lər, ˈwɪs-)

James (Abbott) McNeill, 1834–1903, U.S. painter and etcher.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whistler - United States painter (1834-1903)Whistler - United States painter (1834-1903)  
2.whistler - someone who makes a loud high sound
signaler, signaller - someone who communicates by signals
3.whistler - large North American mountain marmotwhistler - large North American mountain marmot
marmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
4.whistler - large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Bucephala, genus Bucephala - buffleheads and goldeneyes
Barrow's goldeneye, Bucephala islandica - North American goldeneye diving duck
5.whistler - Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call
flycatcher, Old World flycatcher, true flycatcher - any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
genus Pachycephala, Pachycephala - arboreal insectivorous birds
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References in classic literature ?
There was a high dado of white wood and a green paper on which were etchings by Whistler in neat black frames.
The neighbors said it was the doctor first, then Emmeline, then the undertaker -- the under- taker never got in ahead of Emmeline but once, and then she hung fire on a rhyme for the dead person's name, which was Whistler. She warn't ever the same after that; she never complained, but she kinder pined away and did not live long.
Whistler was an influence strong with the English and his compatriots, and the discerning collected Japanese prints.
He was a friend of George Meredith, Burne-Jones, Morris, Rossetti (to whom he loyally devoted himself for years), and the painter Whistler. He died in 1909.
Raffles murmured of Whistler and of Arthur Severn, and threw away a good Sullivan because the smoke would curl between him and the picture.
A few good oil-paintings from the exhibitions in the Grosvenor Gallery thirty years ago (the Burne Jones, not the Whistler side of them) are on the walls.
"It's so like Whistler!" she exclaimed, with a wave towards the shore, as she shook Rachel by the hand, and Rachel had only time to look at the grey hills on one side of her before Willoughby introduced Mrs.
I'm sure you're too good a man for a Whistler. I couldn't have countered it even with the Spots myself; I'm not strong enough in the legs."
Unfortunately, the composition I was executing at the moment (I am one of the loudest of living whistlers) was by Verdi--" La Donna e Mobile"--familiar, no doubt, to his lordship on the street organs.
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