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plaintive cry

noun as in whine

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In one such startled interval of waking her caged cricket had given out its plaintive cry.

And at that she gave a little plaintive cry, and would have taken his arm, saying for us to hear that he was surely distraught.

The pages of history of all time are burdened with the plaintive cry, "Oh, for night or Blucher."

The young ones have a short and plaintive cry, their note being mi, mi; which they generally use when they are in want of food.

The sound was like the plaintive cry of a child and seemed to be muffled as if coming through two or three thick walls.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plaintive cry, such as: gripe, moan, wail, whimper, grouse, and grumble.

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