How to Do a Wolf Whistle

Use this piercing whistle on strangers at your own peril.


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You Will Need

  • Lips
  • Fingers


  1. Step 1

    Wash your hands

    Wash your hands.

  2. Step 2

    Shape your lips

    Stretch your lips over your teeth, covering them completely.

  3. Keep your lips relaxed.

  4. Step 3

    Choose a finger style

    Choose a finger style. Use your index fingers, middle fingers, or pinkies and keep a small gap between the tips.

  5. Step 4

    Position fingers

    Position your fingers between your lips so that they are in the center of your mouth. Extend your fingers into your mouth to the first knuckle and point the tips toward the back of your mouth.

  6. Step 5

    Position the tongue

    Flatten your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. Hold the tip a centimeter behind your lower gums.

  7. Step 6


    Blow so the air travels over the top of your tongue and over your bottom lip through the gap in your fingers. This will produce a high-pitched whistle.

  8. Step 7


    Adjust your fingers, tongue, and lips. Practice makes perfect.

  9. In theater, it is considered bad luck to whistle backstage.