Italian Word of the Day:


The word fischio (whistle) in Italian refers to any kind of high-pitched sound emitted by blowing through the teeth and lips, in addition to a similar range of sounds emitted by birds, animals or objects.

The meaning of today's Italian word

It is derived from the verb fischiare (to whistle).

Origin of the Italian word of the day

In order to say to whistle, you have the option of using either the single verb fischiare or the verbs fare (to make) / emettere (to emit) / mandare (to send) placed in front of un fischio.

The meaning of today's Italian word

Example sentence:

Il pastore fece un fischio al suo cane.

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The shepherd whistled to his dog.


The name for the small instrument used to produce a high-pitched sound is fischietto in Italian, with the diminutive -etto suffix.

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