whinny


1whin·ny

verb \ˈhwi-nē, ˈwi-\

of a horse : to make a gentle, high sound

whin·niedwhin·ny·ing

Full Definition of WHINNY

intransitive verb
:  to neigh especially in a low or gentle way
transitive verb
:  to utter with or as if with a whinny

Examples of WHINNY

  1. I heard the horse whinnying.
  2. <the father whinnied and reared as his young daughter pretended to ride him>

Origin of WHINNY

probably imitative
First Known Use: 1530

Related to WHINNY

Synonyms
nicker, whicker, neigh

2whinny

noun
plural whinnies

Definition of WHINNY

1
:  the neigh of a horse especially when low or gentle
2
:  a sound resembling a neigh

First Known Use of WHINNY

circa 1823

Rhymes with WHINNY

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