Definition Of whimper


(of a person or animal) make a series of low, feeble sounds expressive of fear, pain, or discontent.

a child in a bed nearby began to whimper

a low, feeble sound expressive of fear or pain.

she gave a little whimper of protest

Example Of whimper

  • a child in a bed nearby began to whimper

  • A soft whimper echoed through the cavern, and he stopped.

  • Afraid for the first time of the darkness, he began to whimper in fear.

  • Announcing his retirement at this week's Christmas concert at Selby Abbey, he went out not with a whimper but a bang, and a departing salvo aimed at New Labour.

  • As that arch-modernist T. S. Eliot predicted, ‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper .’

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