R sēˈflər,
+V -lər‧;
−R -lə̄,
+vowel in a word following without pause -lər‧ or -lə̄ also -lə̄r
plural -s
: whistler
especially : an animal (such as the whistling marmot) that makes a whistling noise

Word History


French, from siffler to whistle + -eur -or

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“Siffleur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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