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Noun
A feeble or petulant complaint
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“The assault landing thrusters begin to kick in, a loudly whine of complaint against too rapid a fall under fierce gravity.”
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A long, high-pitched complaining cry
“The wolf's ears deflated, the look on his face quickly taking a run for depression, a lamenting whine emitting from his throat.”
Noun
A long, high-pitched unpleasant sound
“Miller would have dismissed the thud if it were not for the unusual whine that the engine had developed soon after the thud.”
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A continuing sound, especially of a person's voice, that is unchanging in pitch and without intonation
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A sound that caterwauls
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A short, high-pitched sound or cry
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A musical note or sound used as a signal on a communications device (such as a telephone)
Verb
To complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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“She's always calling me to whine about her problems.”
Verb
A long, high-pitched unpleasant sound
“After what seemed like a very long time, the whine of the engine changed pitch and they seemed to descend.”
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To issue a long high-pitched moan
“He could hear a child whining in the background.”
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Make sharp, shrill sound
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Be constantly or visibly anxious
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Make a high-pitched sound or cry
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To speak in a low or barely audible voice, especially in dissatisfaction or irritation
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To emit or cause to emit sound
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