Meaning of tin whistle in English:

tin whistle


Translate tin whistle into Spanish


  • A small flute-like instrument made from a thin metal tube, with six finger holes of varying size on top and no thumb holes.

    ‘Children are swapping the bodhrán for the bassoon and the tin whistle for the tuba as educators seek to bring classical music to the islands.’
    • ‘Classes in all instruments from the tin whistle to the harp are held each morning from 10 am - 1pm by qualified teachers.’
    • ‘The tin whistle or mouth-organ serves as an instrument for a tune, or some young ones sing a song to get the householders in the mood to drop a coin in their boxes, as they spread the good cheer of the Christmas season.’
    • ‘Weekly music classes are resuming for the following instruments: fiddle, tin whistle, flute, keyboard and button accordion.’
    • ‘Larry played the two row accordion, the tin whistle, the silver flute, and the clarinet.’
    • ‘He is a man who seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.’
    • ‘Sean had learned some tunes at school and he provided the music on the tin whistle.’
    • ‘If they could play a tin whistle or mouth organ or turn out some kind of tune, chances are they would get a penny or two at the door of homes when they set out on their theme to buy the wren who, legend had it, died on St Stephen's Day.’
    • ‘He was also talented musically, singing and playing the tin whistle being some of his favourite pastimes.’
    • ‘Tuition is provided on instruments which include tin whistle, fiddle and flute.’
    • ‘The talented multi instrumentalist can play anything from a piano to a didgeridoo to a tin whistle.’
    • ‘Tom started on the tin whistle and then the flute.’
    • ‘There is a great emphasis on music here; every child learns the tin whistle at an early age and then graduates to other instruments.’
    • ‘Bring your tin whistle or any other small musical instrument you may have.’
    • ‘The instruments covered will be tin whistle, flute and the fiddle.’
    • ‘He was also noted for rendering a few tunes on the tin whistle.’
    • ‘Kevin played a tune on the tin whistle for me before I left for fourth class.’
    • ‘From beginner to advance lessons, classes are available in all traditional musical instruments including fiddle, tin whistle, bodhrán, accordion and banjo.’
    • ‘She was a gifted musician and her speciality was the tin whistle.’
    • ‘Anyone between the ages of 7 and 70 are welcome to come along and learn to play the tin whistle, button or piano accordion at 7pm each Friday evening.’