Definition of whicker in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪkə


[no object]
  • (Of a horse) give a soft breathy whinny.
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    • The horse whickered gently under his breath and Lon smiled.
    • She heard horses whickering softly in a nearby stable, owned by Master and Mistress Kaelseen, if she remembered correctly.
    • The horse whickered at Tomias, nudging him gently.


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  • A whickering sound.
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    • I fell asleep swiftly, the intoxicating scent of horses and the snorts and whickers and stomps becoming a lullaby.
    • Screams of townspeople, the roar of the fires, and the frantic whicker of an approaching horse rang through the air.


mid 17th century (in the sense 'to snigger, titter'): imitative.

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