Whinny

  • 1 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

  • 2 Whinny — Whin ny, a. Abounding in whin, gorse, or furze. [1913 Webster] A fine, large, whinny, . . . unimproved common. Sterne. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 whinny — noun (plural whinnies) a gentle, high pitched neigh. verb (whinnies, whinnying, whinnied) (of a horse) make a whinny. Origin ME: imitative …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 whinny — verb (I) if a horse whinnies, it neighs (=makes the sound that a horse makes) quietly whinny noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 whinny — whin•ny [[t]ˈ(h)wɪn i, ˈwɪn i[/t]] n. pl. nies, 1) anb a subdued gentle neigh of a horse 2) anb to utter a whinny or similar sound • Etymology: 1520–30; imit.; cf. earlier whrinny, L hinnīre …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 whinny — [c]/ˈwɪni / (say winee) verb (whinnied, whinnying) –verb (i) 1. (of a horse) to utter its characteristic cry; neigh. –verb (t) 2. to express by whinnying. –noun (plural whinnies) 3. a neigh. {alteration of whine in (now obsolete) sense whinny } …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 whinny — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) a gentle or joyful neigh. v.intr. ( ies, ied) give a whinny. Etymology: imit.: cf. WHINE 2. whip n. & v. n. 1 a lash attached to a stick for urging on animals or punishing etc. 2 a a member of a political party in Parliament… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 whinny — /hwin ee, win ee/, v., whinnied, whinnying, n., pl. whinnies. v.i. 1. to utter the characteristic cry of a horse; neigh. v.t. 2. to express by whinnying. n. 3. a whinnying sound. [1520 30; imit.; cf. earlier whrinny, L hinnire] * * * …

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  • 18 whinny — 1. noun A gentle neigh. 2. verb To make a gentle neigh …

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  • 19 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 whinny — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. neigh, nicker, whicker, bray, bleat, cry. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. neigh …

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