(noun, verb)


1. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

Similar word(s): whimper

Definition categories: communication, complaint


1. move with a whining sound

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. talk in a tearful manner

Similar word(s): snivel

Definition categories: communication, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

3. make a high-pitched, screeching noise

Similar word(s): creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak

Definition categories: perception, noise, resound

4. complain whiningly

Similar word(s): grizzle, yammer, yawp

Definition categories: communication, complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch

Sentences with whine as a verb:

- The jet engines whined at take off.

- The jet whined into the air.

- The child whined all his complaints.