whinny


whinny
Synonyms and related words:
bark, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray, call, caterwaul, cry, give tongue, give voice, howl, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, neigh, nicker, pule, roar, screak, scream, screech, squall, squeak, squeal, troat, ululate, wail, whicker, whine, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl

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  • Whinny — Whin ny, n.; pl. {Whinnies}. The ordinary cry or call of a horse; a neigh. The stately horse . . . stooped with a low whinny. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whinny — Whin ny, a. Abounding in whin, gorse, or furze. [1913 Webster] A fine, large, whinny, . . . unimproved common. Sterne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whinny — whinny1 [hwin′ē, win′ē] adj. whinnier, whinniest [ WHIN1 + Y2] covered with whin, or furze whinny2 [hwin′ē, win′ē] vi. whinnied, whinnying [prob. echoic] to neigh in a low …   English World dictionary

  • Whinny — Whin ny, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whinnied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whinnying}.] [From {Whine}] To utter the ordinary call or cry of a horse; to neigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whinny — 1520s, probably related to WHINE (Cf. whine) and ultimately imitative (Cf. L. hinnire) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whinny — ► NOUN (pl. whinnies) ▪ a gentle, high pitched neigh. ► VERB (whinnies, whinnied) ▪ (of a horse) make such a sound. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • whinny — UK [ˈwɪnɪ] / US / US [ˈhwɪnɪ] verb [intransitive] Word forms whinny : present tense I/you/we/they whinny he/she/it whinnies present participle whinnying past tense whinnied past participle whinnied if a horse whinnies, it makes a high sound… …   English dictionary

  • whinny — [[t](h)wɪ̱ni[/t]] whinnies, whinnying, whinnied VERB When a horse whinnies, it makes a series of high pitched sounds, usually not very loudly. The girl s horse whinnied. N COUNT Whinny is also a noun. With a terrified whinny the horse shied …   English dictionary

  • whinny — I. verb (whinnied; whinnying) Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1530 intransitive verb to neigh especially in a low or gentle way transitive verb to utter with or as if with a whinny II. noun (plural whinnies) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whinny — verb Whinny is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑horse, ↑pony …   Collocations dictionary

  • whinny — whin|ny [ˈwıni] v past tense and past participle whinnied present participle whinnying third person singular whinnies [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From the sound] if a horse whinnies, it makes a high sound >whinny[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English