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 (wīn, hwīn)
v. whined, whin·ing, whines
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.
To utter with a whine.
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.
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(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!
such a noise. the whine of an engine.
ˈwhiningly adverb
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While another critic said he was "a most unattractive man; selfish, liar, childishly mean, whiningly small-minded and viciously cantankerous even towards his two wives and many mistresses".
After an initial shock, he would whiningly offer to sign him and invite him to join the board, or even take on the job of chief executive.
If, as this country's major record companies whiningly believe, that plummeting sales of our pop artists is due to the VAT on CD sales then this provided ample evidence that they should think again.