This is a part of a lyrics:
"so you can have a little whine and
a moan it's only because you're feeling alone"
When I looked for the meaning of "whine" and "moan" they´ve seemed too similar.
What is the difference?
I don't agree with that definition of whine.
Sorry. I was referring just to the first definition: to utter a low, usually nasal, complaining cry or sound.Perhaps you didn't read all the meanings, Brioche. Dictionary.com goes on to say -
- To utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.
- To complain or protest in a childish fashion.
- To produce a sustained noise of relatively high pitch: jet engines whining.
I would say bitch and moan is more common in the U.S., because I don't think either of these two phrases would be used too often in formal settings, so with friends one can use the word bitch.We 'whine and moan' in the US, too.
There's also the slightly more variation bitch and moan.
The moaning is an unhappy sound that supposedly accompanies the petulant complaining.
Hello leeela552, and welcome to WordReference.The phrase "to have a whine and a moan" means to have sex. In the song (I'm assuming Smile by Lily Allen), she doesn't mean two separate things.
The only way I can see ‘whine and moan’ having a sexual meaning is if it were a pun on ‘whine.’ ‘So you can have a little wine and a moan…’ Obviously lyrics/poetry is open to interpretation but I think it would be a far stretch of the imagination to read a sexual meaning into it on this occasion.2. a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, desire, etc