whimper Definition

  • 1to make low, weak crying noises
  • 2to complain or express sadness in a weak or annoying way

Using whimper: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "whimper" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The puppy whimpered when it saw its owner leaving.

  • Example

    She whimpered with pain as the doctor examined her wound.

  • Example

    He whimpered about his lost keys for hours.

  • Example

    The child whimpered and clung to his mother's leg.

whimper Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for whimper

Phrases with whimper

  • to say something in a weak or feeble voice, often while crying


    She whimpered out an apology for breaking the vase.

  • to leave or disappear quietly or without attracting attention


    The cat whimpered away when it saw the dog approaching.

  • to gradually become quieter or less intense


    The storm whimpered down as the night wore on.


Summary: whimper in Brief

The verb 'whimper' [ˈwɪmpər] describes the act of making low, weak crying noises or complaining in a weak or annoying way. It is often used to describe animals or children, as in 'The puppy whimpered when it saw its owner leaving.' 'Whimper' can also be used in phrases like 'whimper out,' meaning to say something in a weak voice, and 'whimper away,' meaning to leave quietly.