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whimper

verb [I] uk   /ˈwɪm.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
(especially of an animal) to make a series of small, weak sounds, expressing pain or unhappiness: A half-starved dog lay in the corner, whimpering pathetically. I said she couldn't have an ice cream and she started to whimper.Animal (non-human) soundsExpressing and showing feelings
whimper
noun [C] uk   us  
She gave a little whimper as the vet inspected her paw.Animal (non-human) soundsExpressing and showing feelings
(Definition of whimper from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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