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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 ?
More restless than he was, he crawls out of his house, and looks at me, and wanders to the door, and whines to go upstairs.
In his teeth he held the assegai, yet dripping with blood, and in his hands the lion cub that, despite its whines and struggles, he grasped by the skin of the neck and the hind legs.
My dear friends," whines Grandfather Smallweed, putting out both his hands, "I owe you a thousand thanks for discharging the melancholy office of discovering the ashes of Mrs.
One Ear was uttering quick, eager whines, lunging at the length of his stick toward the darkness, and desisting now and again in order to make frantic attacks on the stick with his teeth.
This dirty old wretch whines and whimpers and tells a long story, and gets sixpence out of the girl--and knows her by that time, inside and out, as well as if he had made her--and, mark
He sprang about excitedly, making short nervous leaps and twists, now toward one, now toward the other, in painful indecision, not knowing his own mind, desiring both and unable to choose, uttering quick sharp whines and beginning to pant.
The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines.
The coyotes broke out again; yap, yap, yap--then the high whine.
They did not bark, nor howl, nor whine, but kept on a "yo
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.
and Garm would shift one forepaw over the other, and curl himself round, leaving Bob to whine at a most uninterested back.
Occasionally he would look up into my face with a low, pleading whine, as though begging for the word that would send him headlong at the bare throats before him.