neigh

verb \ ˈnā \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of neigh

intransitive verb
: to make the prolonged cry of a horse

neigh

noun

Examples of neigh in a Sentence

  1. We heard the horses neighing in the stable.

  2. the horses neighed when the rider came into the barn

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Origin and Etymology of neigh

Middle English neyen, from Old English hnǣgan; akin to Middle High German nēgen to neigh

neigh Synonyms

Synonyms
nicker, whicker, whinny

NEIGH Defined for English Language Learners

neigh

verb

Definition of neigh for English Language Learners

  • of a horse : to make a loud, long sound


NEIGH Defined for Kids

1

neigh

verb \ ˈnā \

Definition of neigh for Students

neighed; neighing
: to make the long loud cry of a horse

2

neigh

noun

Definition of neigh for Students

: the long loud cry of a horse


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