Definition of neigh in English:
A characteristic high whinnying sound made by a horse.
- 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.
verb[no object] Back to top
1(Of a horse) utter a neigh: he neighed several times in a very gentle way (as noun neighing) the neighing of horses
More example sentences
- Inside each of the four buildings a horse neighed, stamped or whinnied.
- The horses neighed and whinnied in the grand hall and the castle jolted.
- Generators are running all night and their horses are neighing and the dogs barking.
Old English hnǣgan (verb), of imitative origin; compare with Dutch dialect neijen.
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