yelp/whine/whimper

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сольнишко

Senior Member
Italian
Ciao a tutti,

questi tre verbi, se riferiti a un animale (cane) sono sinonimi?
Significano tutti uggiolare/guaire?

Oppure c'è una differenza?
Dal dizionario sembra che si equivalgano..

Grazie
 
  • rrose17

    Senior Member
    Canada, English
    Whine and whimper are very close. When a dog (or a person) whines they make a long noise of complaint. Whimpering is repetitive short little noises. Yelp, on the other hand, is one loud noise of complaint. A person saying "Ouch!" could be said to have yelped.
     
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