whine

Part of speech: verb

To utter with a whine; give forth a whine; find fault in a weak or childish way.

Part of speech: noun

A plaintive, complaining cry; a suppressed nasal drawl.

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Usage examples "whine":

  1. Don't know what that boy's comin' to," and a whine crept into Mrs. Day's voice. - "Janice Day", Helen Beecher Long.
  2. Through two closed doors the whine of the fiddle still penetrated. - "Ma Pettengill", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. He was not long in falling fast asleep, and it was near noon by the sun when he was awakened by the low whine of Rover standing at the door. - "The Nightrider's Feud", Walter C. McConnell.