whinny


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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 ?
I knew he wanted to make his queer noises for me--to bark like a dog or whinny like a horse--but he did not dare in the presence of his elders.
Suddenly he heard the old sorrel whinny across the road, and thought: "He's wondering why he doesn't get his supper.
Just as they started he heard the sorrel's whinny again, and the familiar wistful call, and all the confused images it brought with it, went with him down the first reach of the road.
Oh, Matt, I thought we'd fetched it," he moaned; and far off, up the hill, he heard the sorrel whinny, and thought: "I ought to be getting him his feed.
said Nikita in answer to the low whinny with which he was greeted by the good-tempered, medium-sized bay stallion, with a rather slanting crupper, who stood alone in the shed.
It was eerily quiet, but then I heard a whinny and knew that Noah had survived.
THERE was a sweet moment on Channel 4 Racing the other day when the sainted Clare's welcome to the show from the pre-parade ring at Newmarket was interrupted by a loud whinny as one of the horses passed.
But they can whistle like referees, bark like dogs, baa like sheep, whinny like horses, and scream like kids on a playground.
The turbines had been slated for sites off Thurstonland Road near Whinny Wood and at Field Lane, just north of Farnley Tyas.
the A697 in Morpeth at 1pm yesterday the Whinny Lane junction.
On the roads dangerous driving conditions led to a three vehicle accident on the A697 in Morpeth at 1pm yesterday at the Whinny Lane junction.