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whistle in the dark

Definition of whistle in the dark

informal

  1. :  to act or talk as if one is relaxed and not afraid when one is actually afraid or nervous <He shows a confident manner, but he may just be whistling in the dark.>



Word by Word Definitions

whistleplay
  1. :  a small wind instrument in which sound is produced by the forcible passage of breath through a slit in a short tube

    :  a device through which air or steam is forced into a cavity or against a thin edge to produce a loud sound

    :  a shrill clear sound produced by forcing breath out or air in through the puckered lips

  1. :  to utter a shrill clear sound by blowing or drawing air through the puckered lips

    :  to utter a shrill note or call resembling a whistle

    :  to make a shrill clear sound especially by rapid movement

darkplay
  1. :  devoid or partially devoid of light :  not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light

    :  transmitting only a portion of light

    :  wholly or partially black

  1. :  a place or time of little or no light :  night, nightfall

    :  absence of light :  darkness

    :  a dark or deep color

  1. :  to grow dark

    :  to make dark


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