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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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Translations
صَهيل، حَمْحَمَهيَصْهَل الحِصان، يُحَمْحِم
vrinskevrinsken
hnegghneggja
zviedzienszviegt
kişnemekişnemek

whinny

[ˈwɪnɪ]
A. Nrelincho m
B. VIrelinchar
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whinny

nWiehern nt no pl, → Gewieher nt no pl
viwiehern
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whinny

[ˈwɪnɪ]
1. vinitrire
2. nnitrito
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

whinny

(ˈwini) verb
to make the cry of a horse. The horse whinnied when it saw its master.
nounplural ˈwhinnies
such a cry.
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References in classic literature ?
"What's that cry?" asked Oblonsky, drawing Levin's attention to a prolonged cry, as though a colt were whinnying in a high voice, in play.
The night was calm and serene; the elk kept up a continual whinnying or squealing, being the commencement of the season when they are in heat.
CRAZY party animals show their whinnying ways - with this zebra the joker in chief.
THE Queen trots out a gag that has Alan Titchmarsh whinnying as they watch one of her horses in action.
| Are you looking for stable work as part of a whinnying team?
Some of the sounds described are a lion's roar, the pounding hoofbeats of wildebeests, the trumpeting of elephants, the danger/alert signal cries of the vervet monkeys, the shrieks and grunts of a troop of baboons, the whinnying of zebras, the squeals of a spiny mouse, the high pitched sounds of the yellow-winged bat, and the soft contented purr of lion cubs when their mother brings home meat for them to eat.
They've managed to fill the gaps with lots of big close-ups of horses whinnying in slow-motion - preferable to a historical re-enactment any day of the week.
Of course it's not the whinnying, it's the taking part that counts.
Now Suarez has been muzzled and put on the Dangerous Dogs List and the horse has been sent to the Betty Ford Clinic with some of its whinnying pals who have also admitted dabbling in narcotics.
"I know the whinnying claims that Paris gets everything," he wrote.
As if this were not appalling enough, we have had to endure the whinnying of border agency staff over today's proposed strikes, later abandoned following peace talks.
The nickering, whinnying, and snorting are horse talk too.