Whimper - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪmpər|  American pronunciation of the word whimper
Brit.  |ˈwɪmpə|  British pronunciation of the word whimper


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


- cry weakly or softly (syn: mewl, pule, wail)


I could hear the puppy whimpering.

She whimpered about having to get up early.

“Where are you going?” she whimpered.

I could hear the puppy's whimpers.

...patiently posed for dozens of photographs without so much as a whimper...

He heard the dog whimper.

'It's not my fault,' she whimpered.

The old dog could barely whimper and seemed close to death.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: whimper
he/she/it: whimpers
present participle: whimpering
past tense: whimpered
past participle: whimpered
singular: whimper
plural: whimpers
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