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I'm pretty sure there's a word for that. Example sentence:

Oh, pink shoes. Couldn't you pick something girlier?" his brother __.

  • "Mocked"? "Grumbled"? I'm assuming the pink shoes are not for himself? I'm having a tough time imagining a "whine" that is "mocking," so I'm not one hundred percent sure what the best fit would be for you. – Teacher KSHuang Mar 23 '17 at 8:44
  • As an aside, there is a Writers Stack Exchange, so perhaps they would be able to help you as well? – Teacher KSHuang Mar 23 '17 at 8:46
  • whinge dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/whinge might be appropriate, although it does not have the mocking element – JavaLatte Mar 23 '17 at 13:12
  • "Mock" seems to be what you're describing. – fixer1234 Mar 24 '17 at 3:11
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Bleat mockingly works. Bleat alone might work with the mocking part evident in context.

"Oh, Pink shoes, couldn't you pick something girlier?" bleated his brother.

Or

"Oh, Pink shoes, couldn't you pick something girlier?" his brother bleated mockingly.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleat

Bleat : to talk complainingly or with a whine

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