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whimper

verb [I]     /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] She gave a little whimper as the vet inspected her paw.Animal (non-human) soundsExpressing and showing feelings
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