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Quiet CryingPlay
Use 'whimper' to describe someone trying to cry silently, not loudly sobbing. SlideLost and scared, the child whimpered behind the tree.
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Not for HappinessPlay
'Whimper' isn't usually associated with happiness, despite the collocation 'whimper with joy'. SlideEven though he won the game, he whimpered due to the injury.
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Context of PainPlay
'Whimper' is often used to express physical or emotional pain in a subdued manner. SlideAfter the fall, she sat whimpering until help arrived.