James a mcneill whistler

Whistler

[hwis-ler, wis-]
noun
James (Abbott) McNeill [muhk-neel] , 1834–1903, U.S. painter and etcher, in France and England after 1855.

Whistlerian [hwis-leer-ee-uhn, wis-] , adjective
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whistler (ˈwɪslə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that whistles
2.  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.  See also thickhead any of various birds having a whistling call, such as certain Australian flycatchers and the goldeneye
4.  any of various North American marmots of the genus Marmota, esp M. caligata (hoary marmot)
5.  vet science a horse affected with an abnormal respiratory noise, resembling whistling
6.  informal a referee

Whistler (ˈwɪslə)
 
n
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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whistler definition


  1. n.
    someone who is a police informer; a stoolie. (Underworld. More specialized than whistle-blower.) : Britney turned into a whistler after her last little vacation.
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