[ US /ˈhwaɪn, ˈwaɪn/ ]
[ UK /wˈaɪn/ ]
[ UK /wˈaɪn/ ]
- talk in a tearful manner
move with a whining sound
The bullets were whining past us
make a high-pitched, screeching noise
The door creaked when I opened it slowly
My car engine makes a whining noise
- complain whiningly
- a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
How To Use whine In A Sentence
- This patronising voice with a whine and an awful regional accent was talking. Times, Sunday Times
- Chook! she was crying, and the dogs whined and yelped in eagerness of desire and effort to overtake Big THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE
- The girl began to whine and her mother was losing her patience.
- HOW dare councils whine about being starved of funds while blowing millions on undies using taxpayer-funded credit cards? The Sun
- Trey listened with a patient ear, only making distance with the receiver when she whined or couldn't make out her blubbering.
- Their wings make a whine much like the sound of a cicada.
- At low engine speeds while the car is heading up slight grades, the Elantra engine chuffs and rocks in its cradle; and at moderate-to-highway speeds, if you kick it hard in the slats, the powertrain starts to whine with something approaching resentment. Hyundai Takes a Bold Stand in the Compact Race
- By her own instruction she moaned and whined a lot.
- ‘I've always been by your side, Trist,’ Marvin whined obsequiously.
- The children whined, splashing each other and Knazarath a few more times, but then followed the guard to the bedroom obediently, if a bit noisily.