whimper

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whimper (plural whimpers)

  1. A low intermittent sob.

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whimper (third-person singular simple present whimpers, present participle whimpering, simple past and past participle whimpered)

  1. To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
    The lonely puppy began to whimper as soon as we left the room.
  2. To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain.
    • Latimer
      Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him?
  3. To say something in a whimpering manner.
    "Master, please don't punish me!" he whimpered.

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