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whimper

whim·per

whimper

 
 
pronunciation:
wIm pr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: whimpered, whimpering, whimpers
definition 1: to cry in weak plaintive intermittent sounds.
The puppy whimpered as it was taken away from its mother.
definition 2: to complain or protest feebly.
He whimpered a bit about the change in his routine.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter in or with a whimper.
"When are you coming back?" she whimpered.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weak plaintive broken cry.
The baby gave a whimper when I put him down for his nap, but soon he was asleep.
definition 2: a complaint or complaining sound.
For once, he cleaned up his room without a whimper.
similar words:
whine
derivations: whimperingly (adv.), whimperer (n.)
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