noun (plural whinnies)
A gentle, high-pitched neigh.
- The end of her exclamation turned into a high-pitched whinny and Leif started.
- Shortly afterward, the others heard whinnies and neighs and the two rescuers urging their steeds forward.
- 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.
verb (whinnies, whinnying, whinnied)[no object]
(Of a horse) make a gentle, high-pitched neigh: the pony whinnied and tossed his head happily
More example sentences
- Kel's horse whinnied and stamped, tossing her head to try to free up the reigns a little.
- They stared at each other for a few seconds before the horse whinnied loudly and started to canter towards her.
- As he stepped from his hut, his horse whinnied from the crude stable next to the house.
Late Middle English (as a verb): imitative. The noun dates from the early 19th century.
Words that rhyme with whinnyblini, cine, Finney, finny, Ginny, guinea, hinny, mini, Minnie, ninny, pinny, Pliny, shinny, skinny, spinney, tinny
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