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Whistler

[hwis-ler, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs lər, ˈwɪs-/
noun
1.
James (Abbott) McNeill
[muh k-neel] /məkˈnil/ (Show IPA),
1834–1903, U.S. painter and etcher, in France and England after 1855.
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Whistlerian
[hwis-leer-ee-uh n, wis-] /ʰwɪsˈlɪər i ən, wɪs-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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whistler

/ˈwɪslə/
noun
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.
any of various birds having a whistling call, such as certain Australian flycatchers and the goldeneye See also thickhead (sense 2)
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/
noun
1.
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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