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Definition of the noun whimper

What does whimper mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: whimpers

  1. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of whimper: whine
    • more generic word: complaint = an expression of grievance or resentment

Alternative definition of the noun whimper

noun

  1. A low intermittent sob.

Definition of the verb whimper

What does whimper mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: whimpered | whimpering | whimpers

  1. cry weakly or softly

Alternative definition of the verb whimper

verb

  1. To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
  2. To say something in a whimpering manner.

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Google previewCurrent Topics in Primate Vocal Communication (2013)

by U. Jürgens, J. Newman, E. Zimmermann

The whimper is a specific, consistently heard pattern of HLM coo call units with a distinctive pronounced upward modulation in frequency, with its highest peak in the last twothirds to threefourths of the call. HLM units with these characteristics ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1865)

To Whimper. G. Kimmern, Bav. wimszeln, to cry in a subdued way. Prov. E. nipping, the chirping of birds, weeping, crying. — Hal. Fin. wipuli, crying, weeping. A high-pitched cry is represented by the syllables cheep, peep, ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

New Statesman 1992 It seemedfittingfor Thatcherism to end, not with a bang, but with the protracted whimper of a 'hung' parliament. with a bang with eclat or conspicuous success: with reference to the report made by a gun or bomb. 19th cent.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

yelp Cry out for—need Cry out in fear—scream Cry out in pain—yell Cry out sharply—yelp Cry out suddenly—exclaim Cry plaintively—bleat, whine, whimper, snivel, mewl Cry repeatedly—yammer Cry softly—whimper Cry weakly—mewl Cry ...

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Usage statistics about whimper

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun whimper:

whimperwhine

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb whimper:

whimperwail

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Quotes about Whimper

do let me lie on a broken stair
I'll sound no victory and no defeat
I'll fold no sides to a memo cry
I'll name no address bear no stamp no post
I'll rustle whimper whisper for a wind beloved
to take me away to a no land host (Miroslava Odalovic)
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Scrabble value of W4H4I1M3P3E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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