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 (wĭm′pər, hwĭm′-)
v. whim·pered, whim·per·ing, whim·pers
1. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
2. To complain.
To utter in a whimper.
A low, broken, sobbing sound; a whine.

[Probably imitative.]

whim′per·er n.
whim′per·ing·ly adv.


A. ADJ [dog] → que gime, que gimotea; [sick person] → que gime; [child] → lloriqueante
B. N [of dog] → gemidos mpl, gimoteo m; [of sick person] → gemidos mpl; [of child] → lloriqueo m


1. n (of person) → gemiti mpl, piagnucolio; (of dog) → mugolio
2. adj (see n) → gemente, piagnucoloso/a, mugolante
References in classic literature ?
And Jerry responded with tongue-kisses, whimpering and crying as is the way of lost children immediately after they are found.
Sick as he was, Dave resented being taken out, grunting and growling while the traces were unfastened, and whimpering broken-heartedly when he saw Sol-leks in the position he had held and served so long.
His two dogs stayed close by him, one on either side, leaning against him for protection, crying and whimpering, and at times snarling desperately when a wolf approached a little closer than usual.
The two dogs were whimpering and snarling at his feet, but she took no notice of them.
When he dozed despite himself, the whimpering and snarling of the dogs aroused him.
There were cries of men, and churn of sleds, the creaking of harnesses, and the eager whimpering of straining dogs.
Having now, as he thought, balanced this little account of friendship, the captain was about to shift his saddle to this noble gift-horse when the affectionate patriarch plucked him by the sleeve, and introduced to him a whimpering, whining, leathern-skinned old squaw, that might have passed for an Egyptian mummy, without drying.
The moment he produced the glittering earbobs, the whimpering and whining of the sempiternal beldame was at an end.
When she passed he made a noise like a small dog whimpering.
He could only gesture around from the dying cat to his torn clothes and bleeding wounds and the fox-terriers licking their injuries and whimpering at his feet.
Joshua Parris is alleged to have left Eloise Miner with cuts all the way to the bone and her bulldog pup whimpering in a pool of its own blood.
All the great action will be presided over by Kathryn Thomas a hope RTE gets guests to bring - rather than whimpering.