whistling swan

noun

Examples of whistling swan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This whistling swan, made by John Haynes Williams in 1910, sold for $348,500, more than double its high estimate of $150,000. Fortune, 12 May 2018 John Haynes Williams' whistling swan decoy went for more than $348,000, the most ever for such a decoy and the artist. CBS News, 12 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whistling swan was in 1785

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“Whistling swan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whistling%20swan. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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