from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To neigh, as a horse, especially in a gentle tone.
- transitive v. To express in a whinny.
- n. The sound made in whinnying; a neigh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gentle neigh.
- v. To make a gentle neigh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To utter the ordinary call or cry of a horse; to neigh.
- n. The ordinary cry or call of a horse; a neigh.
- adj. Abounding in whin, gorse, or furze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A bounding in whins or whin-bushes.
- A bounding in or resembling whinstone.
- To utter the cry of a horse; neigh.
- n. The act of whinnying; a neigh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a characteristic sound, of a horse
- n. the characteristic sounds made by a horse
But there was no movement about the fire, and another whinny was the only sound that came from its direction.
We felt compelled to look into this, and what we found was that the whinny is a complex call full of relevant social information.
At the end of the last chorus - the last chorus, the band does something; the saxophonists do a fast kind of whinny trill.
A mare, with her young foal, was grazing in an orchard on an American farm, when she was noticed to run at full speed from a distant part of the orchard, making a loud cry -- not like her usual voice, but a kind of unnatural "whinny," like a scream of distress.
Grandmother murmured something in embarrassment, but the Bohemian woman laughed scornfully, a kind of whinny-laugh, and catching up an empty coffee-pot from the shelf, shook it at us with a look positively vindictive.
Grandmother murmured something in embarrassment, but the Bohemian woman laughed scornfully, a kind of whinny-laugh, and, catching up an empty coffee-pot from the shelf, shook it at us with a look positively vindictive.
Their common "whinny" sounds pretty much like a horse whinny.
Hear her "whinny" when you pet her back or forehead, then feed her the carrot and hear her munch.
John Burroughs applies the epithet "whinny," which is good; but it misses the sense of supernatural terror with which, to me, the cry of this bird in the moonlight is always associated.] of the stately loon, as he held his way across the wide stretch of shining, richly tinted water, might all as well have never been; for
I slipped on the wet hardwood as a high-pitched whinny sounded.