[ US /ˈhwaɪn, ˈwaɪn/ ]
[ UK /wˈa‍ɪn/ ]
  1. talk in a tearful manner
  2. move with a whining sound
    The bullets were whining past us
  3. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    My car engine makes a whining noise
  4. complain whiningly
  1. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
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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.
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