Whine vs Blare - What's the difference?

whine | blare |

As nouns the difference between whine and blare

is that whine is a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound while blare is (usually singular) a loud sound.

As verbs the difference between whine and blare

is that whine is to utter a high-pitched cry while blare is to make a loud sound.




(en noun)
  • a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound
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  • a complaint or criticism
  • Verb

  • To utter a high-pitched cry.
  • To make a sound resembling such a cry.
  • The jet engines whined at take off.
  • To complain or protest with a whine or as if with a whine.
  • To move with a whining sound.
  • The jet whined into the air.
  • To utter with the sound of a whine.
  • The child whined all his complaints.
    Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.


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    (en noun)
  • (usually singular) A loud sound.
  • I can hardly hear you over the blare of the radio.
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  • Dazzling, often garish, brilliance.
  • Verb

  • To make a loud sound.
  • The trumpet blaring in my ears gave me a headache.
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  • To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
  • * Tennyson
  • To blare its own interpretation.


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