from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine. See Synonyms at cry.
- intransitive v. To complain.
- transitive v. To utter in a whimper.
- n. A low, broken, sobbing sound; a whine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A low intermittent sob.
- v. To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
- v. To say something in a whimpering manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain.
- transitive v. To utter in alow, whining tone.
- n. A low, whining, broken cry; a low, whining sound, expressive of complaint or grief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To produce a sound resembling a whimper.
- To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; make a low, complaining sound.
- To tell tales.
- To utter in a low, whining, or crying tone.
- n. A low, peevish, broken cry; a whine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
- v. cry weakly or softly
Probably imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)