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Definition of whimper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a low, weak cry that a person or an animal makes when they are hurt, frightened, or sad The puppy gave a little whimper of fear.
  2. 2(figurative) The whole affair ended less with a bang than with a whimper (= in a way that was not impressive).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: whimper

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