Whimper vs Meow - What's the difference?

whimper | meow |


As nouns the difference between whimper and meow

is that whimper is a low intermittent sob while meow is the cry of a cat.

As verbs the difference between whimper and meow

is that whimper is to cry or sob softly and intermittently while meow is of a cat, to make its cry.

As an interjection meow is

the cry of a cat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

whimper

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A low intermittent sob.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
  • The lonely puppy began to whimper as soon as we left the room.
  • * 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • At the sight of Mr. Utterson, the housemaid broke into hysterical whimpering ; and the cook, crying out "Bless God! it's Mr. Utterson," ran forward as if to take him in her arms.
  • To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain.
  • * Latimer
  • Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him?
  • To say something in a whimpering manner.
  • "Master, please don't punish me!" he whimpered .

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * whimperative

    meow

    English

    Alternative forms

    * meu * mew * miaow, miaou (UK)

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • The cry of a cat.
  • Said in reply to a spiteful or catty comment.
  • Said to denote seductiveness, mimicking a growl.
  • Synonyms

    * nyao

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The cry of a cat.
  • Derived terms

    * cat’s meow * meowy

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Of a cat, to make its cry.
  • Synonyms

    * mew