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whinny

verb whin·ny \ ˈhwi-nē , ˈwi- \

Definition of whinny

whinnied; whinnying
: to neigh especially in a low or gentle way
: to utter with or as if with a whinny

Examples of whinny in a Sentence

  1. I heard the horse whinnying.

  2. the father whinnied and reared as his young daughter pretended to ride him

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Origin and Etymology of whinny

probably imitative

whinny Synonyms

Synonyms

neigh, nicker, whicker;


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whinny

noun

Definition of whinny

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

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First Known Use of whinny

circa 1823

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WHINNY Defined for English Language Learners

whinny

Definition of whinny for English Language Learners

  • of a horse : to make a gentle, high sound


WHINNY Defined for Kids

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whinny

verb whin·ny \ ˈhwi-nē , ˈwi- \

Definition of whinny for Students

whinnied; whinnying
: to neigh usually in a low gentle way

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whinny

noun

Definition of whinny for Students

plural whinnies
: a low gentle neigh


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