from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of neigh.
  • n. The sound made by a horse; an act or instance of the verb neigh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cry of a horse; a whinnying.


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  • Voice is abusively attributed to irrational and inanimate beings; thus we improperly call the neighing of horses or any other sound by the name of voice.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Their neighing was the shout of the tempest in the rocks; and their gusty manes were a cloud that tatters in the storm!

    "The Fading of Shadow Flower"

  • So you are going to hear a lot more "neighing" as well.


  • Snow began to fall in the laundry and Amrita hears horses neighing.

    FISH/SEX excerpt (Pradesh)

  • From the nest we could hear the squealing and neighing of wild horses, the trumpeting of elephants, and the roaring of lions.


  • The rumble of tanks and the report of heavy artillery have given way after six decades in the rolling hills east of Frankfurt to more soothing tones: the gentle neighing of wild horses.

    A Country Gone to the Wolves

  • Mostly everybody thought this was hilarious; they fell against their lockers, crippled by laughter that spread like a disease as Annie the Bird or Bear walked by, neighing like a dying, vengeful creature.

    The Adults

  • Throughout, it is the filming that keeps this drama exciting: Von Trier's famous jump cuts creating a jerky rhythm of anxiety; his wide shots on gorgeous lawns in the dark; his panning into the forest until we see Dunst's naked body; his close-ups of neighing horses, wildly distraught.

    Karin Badt: A Conversation with "Nazi" Lars Von Trier About Melancholia

  • The moment her eyes rolled back in her head, all 50 horses turned, came forward in their stalls, put their heads out over the stall gates into the alleyway itself, and in unison began neighing.

    Eldon Taylor: Animal Consciousness and Communication

  • At that, Samson reared up, neighing horribly, his evil hooves clawing at the air in front of the Huntsman.

    Half Upon a Time


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