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whin·ny

 (wĭn′ē, hwĭn′ē)
v. whin·nied, whin·ny·ing, whin·nies
v.intr.
To neigh, as a horse, especially in a gentle tone.
v.tr.
To express in a whinny.
n. pl. whin·nies
The sound made in whinnying; a neigh.

[Probably akin to whine, to whinny.]

whinny

(ˈwɪnɪ)
vb (intr) , -nies, -nying or -nied
1. (Zoology) (of a horse) to neigh softly or gently
2. to make a sound resembling a neigh, such as a laugh
n, pl -nies
a gentle or low-pitched neigh
[C16: of imitative origin]

whin•ny

(ˈʰwɪn i, ˈwɪn i)

n., pl. -nies, n.
1. a subdued gentle neigh of a horse.
v.i.
2. to utter a whinny or similar sound.
[1520–30; imitative; compare earlier whrinny, Latin hinnīre]

whinny


Past participle: whinnied
Gerund: whinnying

Imperative
whinny
whinny
Present
I whinny
you whinny
he/she/it whinnies
we whinny
you whinny
they whinny
Preterite
I whinnied
you whinnied
he/she/it whinnied
we whinnied
you whinnied
they whinnied
Present Continuous
I am whinnying
you are whinnying
he/she/it is whinnying
we are whinnying
you are whinnying
they are whinnying
Present Perfect
I have whinnied
you have whinnied
he/she/it has whinnied
we have whinnied
you have whinnied
they have whinnied
Past Continuous
I was whinnying
you were whinnying
he/she/it was whinnying
we were whinnying
you were whinnying
they were whinnying
Past Perfect
I had whinnied
you had whinnied
he/she/it had whinnied
we had whinnied
you had whinnied
they had whinnied
Future
I will whinny
you will whinny
he/she/it will whinny
we will whinny
you will whinny
they will whinny
Future Perfect
I will have whinnied
you will have whinnied
he/she/it will have whinnied
we will have whinnied
you will have whinnied
they will have whinnied
Future Continuous
I will be whinnying
you will be whinnying
he/she/it will be whinnying
we will be whinnying
you will be whinnying
they will be whinnying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whinnying
you have been whinnying
he/she/it has been whinnying
we have been whinnying
you have been whinnying
they have been whinnying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whinnying
you will have been whinnying
he/she/it will have been whinnying
we will have been whinnying
you will have been whinnying
they will have been whinnying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whinnying
you had been whinnying
he/she/it had been whinnying
we had been whinnying
you had been whinnying
they had been whinnying
Conditional
I would whinny
you would whinny
he/she/it would whinny
we would whinny
you would whinny
they would whinny
Past Conditional
I would have whinnied
you would have whinnied
he/she/it would have whinnied
we would have whinnied
you would have whinnied
they would have whinnied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whinny - the characteristic sounds made by a horsewhinny - the characteristic sounds made by a horse
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.whinny - make a characteristic sound, of a horse
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Translations
صَهيل، حَمْحَمَهيَصْهَل الحِصان، يُحَمْحِم
vrinskevrinsken
hnegghneggja
zviedzienszviegt
kişnemekişnemek

whinny

[ˈwɪnɪ]
A. Nrelincho m
B. VIrelinchar

whinny

nWiehern nt no pl, → Gewieher nt no pl
viwiehern

whinny

[ˈwɪnɪ]
1. vinitrire
2. nnitrito

whinny

(ˈwini) verb
to make the cry of a horse. The horse whinnied when it saw its master.
nounplural ˈwhinnies
such a cry.
References in classic literature ?
He had lifted his head and whinnied softly the moment he saw Dickon and he had trotted up to him and put his head across his shoulder and then Dickon had talked into his ear and Jump had talked back in odd little whinnies and puffs and snorts.
Gary Moore (left) agreed, saying: "When Jamie walks into the yard to tack him up the horse actually whinnies to him, it's unbelievable.
Gary Moore agreed, saying: "When Jamie walks into the yard, the horse actually whinnies to him, it's unbelievable.
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From his whinnies and snorts, to his twitching ears and trembling breathing, you instantly forget this beast is being controlled by three puppeteers and soon start to believe there is a real horse on stage.
Mahan (1996) found that use of whinny calls by males varied across months, with most whinnies given in April.
Banjo is a star hoofball player for his team, the Whinnies.
Sedgwick thanked the Olivier voters with whinnies, and no one who'd seen the show had any trouble understanding him.
The sites include Maze Park, Portrack Marsh and Coatham Marsh Nature Reserves, RSPB Saltholme, Teesmouth National Nature Reserve, The Whinnies LNR and South Burdon Community Forest.
Scientists have discovered that horses' distinct whinnies also say a lot.
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Horses have an almost human ability to recognise individual herd members from the sound of their whinnies, a study has shown.