verb \ˈnā\

of a horse : to make a loud, long sound

Full Definition of NEIGH

intransitive verb
:  to make the prolonged cry of a horse
neigh noun

Examples of NEIGH

  1. We heard the horses neighing in the stable.
  2. <the horses neighed when the rider came into the barn>

Origin of NEIGH

Middle English neyen, from Old English hnǣgan; akin to Middle High German nēgen to neigh
First Known Use: before 12th century

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