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Definition of whine noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually singular]
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  1. 1a long, high sound that is usually unpleasant or annoying the steady whine of the engine
  2. 2a long, high cry that a child or dog makes when it is hurt or wants something
  3. 3a high tone of voice that you use when you complain about something Her voice took on a nasal whine of complaint.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: whine

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