Definition Of whine


a long, high-pitched complaining cry.

the dog gave a small whine

give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.

the dog whined and scratched at the back door

Example Of whine

  • a constant whine about the quality of public services

  • A precise sound, it gained coherence and Padlin realized he was not hearing a whine or a howl or a growl but a phrase.

  • After what seemed like a very long time, the whine of the engine changed pitch and they seemed to descend.

  • All she ever did was constantly whine about how these ‘losers’ kept bugging her.

  • Amara could hear her voice rising to a shrill whine , as it always did when she was upset.

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