[ US /ˈhwɪmpɝ, ˈwɪmpɝ/ ]
[ UK /wˈɪmpɐ/ ]
  1. cry weakly or softly
    she wailed with pain
  1. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
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How To Use whimper In A Sentence

  • No whimper, nor sound, nor sign of fear, came from Jerry — only choking growls of ferociousness, intermingled with snarls of anger, and a belligerent up-clawing of hind-legs. CHAPTER XVI
  • As that arch-modernist T. S. Eliot predicted, ‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.’
  • But the next minute, the little creature whimpering, she bent down in impatient repentance and kissed it, whimpering too. That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story
  • He was aware of grinning, slavering mouths, incomprehensible, whimpering sounds, and fingers scratching at the talc. IN LOVE AND WAR
  • How could he simply throw in the towel - not with a bang but a whimper - and in such an unseemly way?
  • Jessie's wails died down to a whimper and then stopped altogether.
  • It's sad to see such a provocative thinker go out with a whimper instead of a bang.
  • Dispatches opened with footage of a young man curled up by his front door, whimpering in pain and despair. Times, Sunday Times
  • This was foreseeable because of the spectacular shift to the right; the post-war consensus ended not with a whimper but with a bang.
  • I hear a whimpering sound from upstairs. Times, Sunday Times
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