neighing


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neigh

 (nā)
n.
The long, high-pitched sound made by a horse.
intr.v. neighed, neigh·ing, neighs
To utter the characteristic sound of a horse; whinny.

[From Middle English neighen, to neigh, from Old English hnǣgan, probably of imitative origin.]

neighing

(ˈneɪɪŋ)
n
the action or sound of the high-pitched cry of horses
adj
characteristic of the high-pitched cry of a horse
Translations

neighing

[ˈneɪɪŋ] Nrelinchos mpl

neighing

nWiehern nt
References in classic literature ?
While he and I were thus employed, another horse came up; who applying himself to the first in a very formal manner, they gently struck each other's right hoof before, neighing several times by turns, and varying the sound, which seemed to be almost articulate.
They were under great perplexity about my shoes and stockings, which they felt very often, neighing to each other, and using various gestures, not unlike those of a philosopher, when he would attempt to solve some new and difficult phenomenon.
Sancho had hardly uttered these words when the neighing of Rocinante fell upon their ears, which neighing Don Quixote accepted as a happy omen, and he resolved to make another sally in three or four days from that time.
The ape-man paid no attention to the familiar sounds until the crack of a rifle came faintly from the same direction, and when this was followed by the shrill neighing of horses, and an almost continuous fusillade of shots intermingled with increased and savage roaring of a large troop of lions, he became immediately concerned.
Mukhorty, who had been neighing for some time past, now scenting a mare ahead of him started after her, and they drove out into the street.
He could not see either horse or sledge, but as he walked against the wind he heard Vasili Andreevich's shouts and Mukhorty's neighing, calling him.
10] At one time of the year these birds go in flocks, at another in pairs, their cry is very loud and singular, like the neighing of the guanaco.
The sportsman frequently receives the first notice of their presence, by hearing from a long distance their peculiar shrill neighing note of alarm.
The men were forbidden to talk out loud, to smoke their pipes, or to strike a light, and they tried to prevent their horses neighing.
At this moment they heard above all the galloping and neighing of the horses Winter's voice crying out: