Jet engines whining.
The dog's whine for food.
An example of a whine is the sound a balloon makes as it deflates.
An example of to whine is to get upset when you can’t find a good parking space.
An example of to whine is to make a sound of complaint using your nose.
The whine of the dentist's drill.
Decided to ignore the children's whines.
The jet engines whined at take off.
The jet whined into the air.
The child whined all his complaints.
Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.
Fans who are always whining about the poor officiating.
Other Word Forms
Origin of whine
- Middle English whinen from Old English hwīnan to make a whizzing sound
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English hwinen, whinen, from Old English hwÄ«nan (“to rush, to whizz, to squeal, to whine") from Proto-Germanic *hwÄ«nanÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwey- (“to hiss, whistle, whisper"). Cognate with Old Norse hvína, whence Icelandic hvína, Norwegian hvine, Swedish hvina and Danish hvine.