A characteristic high-pitched sound uttered by a horse.
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- In a decision that speaks well of his integrity but poorly of his abilities as a children's entertainer, screenwriter John Fusco decided that his equine characters communicate only through neighs and whinnies.
- Shortly afterward, the others heard whinnies and neighs and the two rescuers urging their steeds forward.
- The nearest horses reared, shooting out two-foot flames, making a sound that was a cross between a neigh and a roar.
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1(Of a horse) make a characteristic high-pitched sound; utter a neigh.
Old English hnǣgan (verb), of imitative origin; compare with Dutch dialect neijen.