to cry with low, plaintive, broken sounds.
to utter in a whimper.
a whimpering cry or sound.
- whim·per·er, noun
- whim·per·ing·ly, adverb
- un·whim·per·ing, adjective
- un·whim·per·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use whimper in a sentence
“I am utterly miserable,” Fitzgerald whimpered in a letter to Mankiewicz.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse | Andrew Romano | October 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I object to the court inquiring of Zimmerman about his intention to testify,” West whimpered for a second time.George Zimmerman Won’t Testify, His Counsel Butts Heads With Judge | Jacqui Goddard | July 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a minute Bruce was back with his hat full of water from the creek that whimpered just beyond the willow patch.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
At the sound of his master's voice in such distress, Carlo whimpered, and then he began to stretch his limbs out.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
When I came home he whimpered around me and showed me his scratched nose and tried his best to tell me about his troubles.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for whimper
(intr) to cry, sob, or whine softly or intermittently
to complain or say (something) in a whining plaintive way
a soft plaintive whine
- whimperer, noun
- whimpering, noun
- whimperingly, adverb
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