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PRONUNCIATION OF WHISTLE-STOP

whistle-stop  [ˈwɪsəlˌstɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHISTLE-STOP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Whistle-Stop is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb whistle-stop in English.

WHAT DOES WHISTLE-STOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

whistle-stop

Request stop

In public transport, a request stop or flag stop describes a stopping point at which trains or buses stop only on an as-need or request basis; that is, only if there are passengers to be picked up or dropped off. In this way, infrequently used stopping points can be served efficiently. Trains save fuel by continuing through a station when there is no need to stop. There is not a significant saving on time, because trains going through a request stop need to slow down enough to be able to stop if there are passengers waiting.

Definition of whistle-stop in the English dictionary

The definition of whistle-stop in the dictionary is to campaign for office by visiting many small towns to give short speeches.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WHISTLE-STOP

PRESENT

Present
I whistle-stop
you whistle-stop
he/she/it whistle-stops
we whistle-stop
you whistle-stop
they whistle-stop
Present continuous
I am whistle-stopping
you are whistle-stopping
he/she/it is whistle-stopping
we are whistle-stopping
you are whistle-stopping
they are whistle-stopping
Present perfect
I have whistle-stopped
you have whistle-stopped
he/she/it has whistle-stopped
we have whistle-stopped
you have whistle-stopped
they have whistle-stopped
Present perfect continuous
I have been whistle-stopping
you have been whistle-stopping
he/she/it has been whistle-stopping
we have been whistle-stopping
you have been whistle-stopping
they have been whistle-stopping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I whistle-stopped
you whistle-stopped
he/she/it whistle-stopped
we whistle-stopped
you whistle-stopped
they whistle-stopped
Past continuous
I was whistle-stopping
you were whistle-stopping
he/she/it was whistle-stopping
we were whistle-stopping
you were whistle-stopping
they were whistle-stopping
Past perfect
I had whistle-stopped
you had whistle-stopped
he/she/it had whistle-stopped
we had whistle-stopped
you had whistle-stopped
they had whistle-stopped
Past perfect continuous
I had been whistle-stopping
you had been whistle-stopping
he/she/it had been whistle-stopping
we had been whistle-stopping
you had been whistle-stopping
they had been whistle-stopping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will whistle-stop
you will whistle-stop
he/she/it will whistle-stop
we will whistle-stop
you will whistle-stop
they will whistle-stop
Future continuous
I will be whistle-stopping
you will be whistle-stopping
he/she/it will be whistle-stopping
we will be whistle-stopping
you will be whistle-stopping
they will be whistle-stopping
Future perfect
I will have whistle-stopped
you will have whistle-stopped
he/she/it will have whistle-stopped
we will have whistle-stopped
you will have whistle-stopped
they will have whistle-stopped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been whistle-stopping
you will have been whistle-stopping
he/she/it will have been whistle-stopping
we will have been whistle-stopping
you will have been whistle-stopping
they will have been whistle-stopping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would whistle-stop
you would whistle-stop
he/she/it would whistle-stop
we would whistle-stop
you would whistle-stop
they would whistle-stop
Conditional continuous
I would be whistle-stopping
you would be whistle-stopping
he/she/it would be whistle-stopping
we would be whistle-stopping
you would be whistle-stopping
they would be whistle-stopping
Conditional perfect
I would have whistle-stop
you would have whistle-stop
he/she/it would have whistle-stop
we would have whistle-stop
you would have whistle-stop
they would have whistle-stop
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been whistle-stopping
you would have been whistle-stopping
he/she/it would have been whistle-stopping
we would have been whistle-stopping
you would have been whistle-stopping
they would have been whistle-stopping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you whistle-stop
we let´s whistle-stop
you whistle-stop
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to whistle-stop
Past participle
whistle-stopped
Present Participle
whistle-stopping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHISTLE-STOP


airstop
ˈɛəˌstɒp
backstop
ˈbækˌstɒp
doorstop
ˈdɔːˌstɒp
estop
ɪˈstɒp
helistop
ˈhɛlɪˌstɒp
nonstop
ˈnɒnˈstɒp
reedstop
ˈriːdˌstɒp
ripstop
ˈrɪpˌstɒp
shortstop
ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp
stop
stɒp
truckstop
ˈtrʌkˌstɒp
unstop
ʌnˈstɒp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHISTLE-STOP

whisperously
whispery
whiss
whist
whist drive
whistle
whistle blower
whistle for
whistle in the dark
whistle stop
whistle up
whistle-blower
whistle-blowing
whistle-stopped
whistle-stopping
whistleable
whistler
whistling
whistling swan
whistlingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHISTLE-STOP

bus stop
cattle-stop
comfort stop
double-stop
emergency stop
f-stop
flag stop
four-way stop
full stop
glottal stop
long stop
one-stop
organ stop
pit stop
refuelling stop
request stop
rest stop
T-stop
transit stop
whistle stop

Synonyms and antonyms of whistle-stop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «whistle-stop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHISTLE-STOP

Find out the translation of whistle-stop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of whistle-stop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «whistle-stop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

口哨停
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

whistle- stop
570 millions of speakers

English

whistle-stop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीटी बंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صافرة وقفة و
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полустанок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

whistle -stop
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাঁশি-স্টপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

visite-éclair
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Henti-henti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Whistle- Stop-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地方遊説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휘슬 스톱
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Whistle-stop
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng còi ngừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விசில்-நிறுத்தத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शीळ घालणे-थांबणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seçim gezisine çıkmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

whistle -stop
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

whistle -stop
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полустанок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fluier -stop
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σφύριγμα - stop
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fluitjie - stop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

whistle - stop
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

whistle -stop
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of whistle-stop

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHISTLE-STOP»

The term «whistle-stop» is regularly used and occupies the 89.438 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHISTLE-STOP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «whistle-stop» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «whistle-stop» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about whistle-stop

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHISTLE-STOP»

Discover the use of whistle-stop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to whistle-stop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
The remarkable novel of two Southern friendships--the basis of the hit film--available for the first time in large print. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fannie Flagg, 2011
2
Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook: ...
" --Richmond Times-Dispatch "Recommended...All the traditional dishes are here, along with the author's irreverent, irresistible commentary on Southern cooking and culture." --Library Journal Note: This edition does not include photos.
Fannie Flagg, 2011
3
Whistle Stop West
In 1908 eight-year-old Ethan and his three younger siblings ride an Orphan Train into Nebraska, where they hope with God's help to start a new life on a farm.
Arleta Richardson, 2000
4
Whistle Stop
Praise for Maritta Wolff and Whistle Stop “An extraordinary novel. . .. [At twenty- two] little Miss Wolff is as thoroughly informed about the seamy side of life in a Midwestern factory town as if she had spent fifty years in police courts, reformatory ...
Maritta Wolff, 2008
5
From Whistle Stop to Sound Bite: Four Decades of Politics ...
"[Mickelson] is a thoughtful observer of the process over the decades, and it is this wisdom and clarity that make this book so useful.
Sig Mickelson, 1989
6
Electronic Whistle-stops: The Impact of the Internet on ...
A lively examination of how the Internet is used in American politics to inform, persuade, enlighten, and even confuse voters.
Gary W. Selnow, 1998
7
A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics
The book is intended as a quick source of reference and as an aide-memoir for students taking A-level, undergraduate or postgraduate statistics courses.
Brian Everitt, 2012
8
All Aboard the Whistle-Stop Train
Maya and Sam visit Theodore Roosevelt on a train, in a story with stickers
June Doolittle, Rich Torrey, 1999
9
Presidential Speechwriting: From the New Deal to the Reagan ...
The whistle-stop speeches provided sharp contrasts in language, style, delivery and impact with formal speeches by Truman, especially his State of the Union addresses. The whistle-stop speeches were created by a speechwriting process  ...
Kurt Ritter, Martin J. Medhurst, 2004
10
President Amanda's Whistle-Stop Trip
Follow Amanda on another imaginative presidential journey.
Sue Pyatt, 2005

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHISTLE-STOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term whistle-stop is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cameron's EU 'whistle-stop' tour: Mission accomplished?
There was a lot of talk of shuttle diplomacy this week and of David Cameron's "whistle-stop tour of Europe", but in the end the British prime minister actually only ... «BBC News, May 15»
2
Get Ready to Jump on the Whistle-Stop Train Sept. 15
The "GMA Whistle-Stop Tour" will travel through seven states, making several stops along the way as the show broadcasts live from four states and Washington, ... «ABC News, Sep 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Whistle-Stop [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/whistle-stop-1>. Feb 2024 ».
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