|Origin:||hwinan 'to move through the air with a loud sound'|
Related topics: Colours and Sounds
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to complain in a sad, annoying voice about something [= moan]:
Oh Charlotte, please stop whining.
'I don't understand,' whined Rose.
The sergeant was whining about how hard he had been forced to work recently.
to make a long high sound because you are in pain or unhappy:
He could hear the dog whining behind the door.
if a machine whines, it makes a continuous high sound
—whine noun [countable]
The baby's howl turned to a high-pitched whine.
the whine of a vacuum cleaner