whine


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whine

 (wīn, hwīn)
v. whined, whin·ing, whines
v.intr.
1. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint.
2. To complain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion: fans who are always whining about the poor officiating.
3. To produce a sustained noise of high pitch: jet engines whining.
v.tr.
To utter with a whine.
n.
1. The act of whining: the dog's whine for food.
2. A whining sound: the whine of the dentist's drill.
3. A complaint uttered in a sustained, high-pitched tone: decided to ignore the children's whines.

[Middle English whinen, from Old English hwīnan, to make a whizzing sound.]

whin′er n.
whin′ing·ly adv.
whin′y, whin′ey adj.

whine

(waɪn)
n
1. a long high-pitched plaintive cry or moan
2. a continuous high-pitched sound
3. a peevish complaint, esp one repeated
vb
to make a whine or utter in a whine
[Old English hwīnan; related to Old Norse hvīna, Swedish hvija to scream]
ˈwhiner n
ˈwhining adj
ˈwhiningly adv

whine

(ʰwaɪn, waɪn)

v. whined, whin•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to utter a low, usu. nasal complaining sound.
2. to complain in a peevish, self-pitying way.
v.t.
3. to utter with or as if with a whine: to whine complaints.
n.
4. a whining utterance or sound.
5. a feeble, peevish complaint.
[before 1150; Middle English; Old English hwīnan to whiz, c. Old Norse hvīna]
whin′er, n.
whin′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See complain.

Whine

 of clarinettists—Lipton, 1970.

whine


Past participle: whined
Gerund: whining

Imperative
whine
whine
Present
I whine
you whine
he/she/it whines
we whine
you whine
they whine
Preterite
I whined
you whined
he/she/it whined
we whined
you whined
they whined
Present Continuous
I am whining
you are whining
he/she/it is whining
we are whining
you are whining
they are whining
Present Perfect
I have whined
you have whined
he/she/it has whined
we have whined
you have whined
they have whined
Past Continuous
I was whining
you were whining
he/she/it was whining
we were whining
you were whining
they were whining
Past Perfect
I had whined
you had whined
he/she/it had whined
we had whined
you had whined
they had whined
Future
I will whine
you will whine
he/she/it will whine
we will whine
you will whine
they will whine
Future Perfect
I will have whined
you will have whined
he/she/it will have whined
we will have whined
you will have whined
they will have whined
Future Continuous
I will be whining
you will be whining
he/she/it will be whining
we will be whining
you will be whining
they will be whining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whining
you have been whining
he/she/it has been whining
we have been whining
you have been whining
they have been whining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whining
you will have been whining
he/she/it will have been whining
we will have been whining
you will have been whining
they will have been whining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whining
you had been whining
he/she/it had been whining
we had been whining
you had been whining
they had been whining
Conditional
I would whine
you would whine
he/she/it would whine
we would whine
you would whine
they would whine
Past Conditional
I would have whined
you would have whined
he/she/it would have whined
we would have whined
you would have whined
they would have whined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whine - a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
Verb1.whine - move with a whining sound; "The bullets were whining past us"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.whine - talk in a tearful mannerwhine - talk in a tearful manner    
grizzle, yammer, yawp, whine - complain whiningly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
3.whine - make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
4.whine - complain whininglywhine - complain whiningly      
kvetch, plain, quetch, complain, sound off, kick - express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
snivel, whine - talk in a tearful manner

whine

verb
1. cry, sob, wail, whimper, sniffle, snivel, moan He could hear a child whining in the background.
2. complain, grumble, gripe (informal), whinge (informal), moan, cry, beef (slang), carp, sob, wail, grouse, whimper, bleat, grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), grouch (informal), bellyache (slang), kvetch (U.S. slang) She's always calling me to whine about her problems.
noun
1. cry, moan, sob, wail, whimper, plaintive cry His voice became a pleading whine.
2. drone, note, hum the whine of air-raid sirens
3. complaint, moan, grumble, grouse, gripe (informal), whinge (informal), grouch (informal), beef (slang) Her conversation is one long whine about her husband.

whine

verb
1. To cry with soft, intermittent, often plaintive sounds:
2. To express negative feelings, especially of dissatisfaction or resentment:
Informal: crab, gripe, grouse, kick.
Slang: beef, bellyache, bitch.
Translations
طَنين الآلَهيَتَذَمَّر، يَشْكو بدون سببيَطِنُّ، يُسْمِعُ صَوتا كالعُواءيَعْوي، يَنْتَحِب
beklage sighylehylenjamre
nyögésnyüszít
kvarta, kveinavælvælavæla, ÿlfra
kaukdamas
činkstēšanačinkstētgaudošanagaudotgausties
skučanie
cvilitiprosjačiti
gereksiz yere sızlanmakinildemekinlemekvınlamavınlamak

whine

[waɪn]
A. N [of dog] → gemido m; (louder) → gañido m; [of child] → quejido m; [of siren, bullet] → silbido m
... he said in a whine [child] → ... dijo lloriqueando; [adult] → ... dijo quejumbroso or quejándose
B. VI
1. (= make noise) [dog] → gemir; (louder) → gañir; [child] → lloriquear, gimotear; [siren, bullet] → silbar
2. (= complain) → quejarse
it's just a scratch, stop whiningno es más que un arañazo, deja de quejarte
to whine about sth [adult] → quejarse de algo; [child] → lloriquear or gimotear por algo
don't come whining to me about itno vengas a quejarte a mí
C. VT [adult] → decir quejumbroso or quejándose; [child] → decir lloriqueando or gimoteando

whine

hwaɪn]
n
[person, dog] → gémissement m
[siren, engine] → hurlement m
vi
[animal, person] (= whimper) → gémir
[siren, engine] → hurler
[person, child] (= complain) → pleurnicher
to whine about sth → pleurnicher sur qch
They were whining about their problems → Ils pleurnichaient sur leurs problèmes.

whine

n (of dog)Jaulen nt no pl, → Heulen nt no pl; (= complaining cry)Jammern nt no pl, → Gejammer nt no pl; (of child)Quengelei f no pl; (of siren, jet engine)Heulen nt no pl; (of bullet)Pfeifen nt no pl
vi (dog)jaulen; (person: = speak, complain) → jammern, klagen; (child)quengeln; (siren, jet engine)heulen; (bullet)pfeifen; the dog was whining to be let inder Hund jaulte, um hereingelassen zu werden; don’t come whining to me about itdu brauchst nicht anzukommen und mir was vorzujammern

whine

[waɪn]
1. n (of dog) → guaito; (of child) → piagnucolio; (of engine) → sibilo; (of bullet) → fischio
2. vi (dog) → guaire; (child) → piagnucolare; (engine) → sibilare; (bullet) → fischiare (fig) (fam) (complain) → piagnucolare, lamentarsi
don't come whining to me about it → non venire a piangere da me

whine

(wain) verb
1. to utter a complaining cry or a cry of suffering. The dog whines when it's left alone in the house.
2. to make a similar noise. I could hear the engine whine.
3. to complain unnecessarily. Stop whining about how difficult this job is!
noun
such a noise. the whine of an engine.
ˈwhiningly adverb

whine

n. quejido, gemido, lamento;
v. gemir, quejarse, lamentarse.
References in classic literature ?
You can't go, Amy, so don't be a baby and whine about it.
The coyotes broke out again; yap, yap, yap--then the high whine.
There is no whine of the panther, no whistle of the catbird, nor any invention of the devilish Mingoes, that can cheat me
But what was still more annoying, Brom took all Opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presence of his mistress, and had a scoundrel dog whom he taught to whine in the most ludicrous manner, and introduced as a rival of Ichabod's, to instruct her in psalmody.
They did not bark, nor howl, nor whine, but kept on a "yo
Pilot pricked up his ears when I came in: then he jumped up with a yelp and a whine, and bounded towards me: he almost knocked the tray from my hands.
It was another cry, but not quite like the one she had heard last night; it was only a short one, a fretful childish whine muffled by passing through walls.
grinned this old man, in a fierce, monotonous whine.
The cubs heard him, and, thinking that it was their mother who returned, began to whine and purr for food.
Dirty, ill-looking, scowling men; dirty, slovenly, and wickedly ugly women; children to match, snarling, filthy little curs, with a ready beggar's whine on occasion.
Father Wolf listened, and below in the valley that ran down to a little river he heard the dry, angry, snarly, singsong whine of a tiger who has caught nothing and does not care if all the jungle knows it.
As bats fly squealing in the hollow of some great cave, when one of them has fallen out of the cluster in which they hang, even so did the ghosts whine and squeal as Mercury the healer of sorrow led them down into the dark abode of death.