Whine - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |waɪn|  American pronunciation of the word whine
Brit.  |wʌɪn|  British pronunciation of the word whine


- a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way (syn: whimper)


- move with a whining sound
- talk in a tearful manner (syn: snivel)
- make a high-pitched, screeching noise (syn: creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak)
- complain whiningly (syn: grizzle, yammer, yawp)


He's always whining about the weather.

Quit whining and finish your dinner.

“I want to leave now,” she whined.

The workers were whining that the office was too cold.

The dog was whining because it wanted to go out.

The electric saw whined as it cut through the wood.

the whine of a jet engine

...the perennial whine that movies aren't as good as they used to be...

He kept whineing about his bad luck.

He whined to us that he had been cheated.

Lawn-mowers whined.

She whined a few words to them.

They heard the whine of a car.

The child utters whine.

Oh Charlotte, please stop whining.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: whine
he/she/it: whines
present participle: whining
past tense: whined
past participle: whined
singular: whine
plural: whines
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