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whicker

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪkə
 
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Definition of whicker in English:

verb

[no object]
(Of a horse) give a soft breathy whinny.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

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A whickering sound.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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