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Meaning of WHIMPER

Pronunciation:  'wimpur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
  2. [v]  cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
 

WHIMPER is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: mewl, pule, wail, whine
 
 See Also: complaint, cry, weep

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Whim"per\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whimpered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Whimpering}.] [Cf. Scot. whimmer, G. wimmern.]
    To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to
    complain; as, a child whimpers.
    
          Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers
          that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him?
                                                   --Latimer.
    
    
  2. \Whim"per\, v. t.
    To utter in alow, whining tone.
    
    
  3. \Whim"per\, n.
    A low, whining, broken cry; a low, whining sound, expressive
    of complaint or grief.
    
    
 

 

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