whinny

Part of speech: verb

To neigh.

Part of speech: noun

The cry of a horse; a neigh.

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Usage examples "whinny":

  1. Goddard's mare, Brown Betty, welcomed him with a whinny of delight, and he stopped a moment to caress her. - "The Lost Despatch", Natalie Sumner Lincoln.
  2. Men on horseback pass above this and the horses always hold their heads way up and snuff and whinny in fear until they cross the dangerous zone. - "Beasts, Men and Gods", Ferdinand Ossendowski.
  3. As she started to do so, he hastened to prevent her, but, utterly surprised, he saw the horse whinny to her cheek, and arch his neck under her white palm- it was very white. - "Pierre And His People, [Tales of the Far North], Volume 5.", Gilbert Parker.