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Definition of the noun whinny

What does whinny mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: whinnies

  1. the characteristic sounds made by a horse

Alternative definition of the noun whinny


  1. A gentle neigh.

Definition of the verb whinny

What does whinny mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: whinnied

  1. make a characteristic sound, of a horse

Alternative definition of the verb whinny


  1. [transitive or intransitive, of a horse] To make a gentle neigh.

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Google previewThe American Boys' Book of Signs, Signals and Symbols (1918)

by Daniel Carter Beard

The neigh of a horse is the sign of a friendly greeting to fellow horses, a sort of hello or howdy sign, and the low whinny is a sign of gentle contentment or a pleading for oats or a lump of sugar. An angry horse sometimes squeals like an angry ...

Google previewFifty Uncommon Birds of the Upper Midwest (2013)

A bird that is uncommonly seen but whose descending whinny is a signature sound of wetlands is the ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster's Guide to Horses & Ponies of the World (1988)

by Maurizio Bongianni

Horses express themselves and communicate with each other by making sounds : the whinny and the neigh. The whinny is a short, plaintive sound, low in tone, and always used to express distress; the neigh, however, presents itself in various ...

Google previewThe Nature of Horses (1997)

by Stephen Budiansky

Like a dog's howl, a whinny is a long-distance communication signal; like a dog's howl, too, it is acoustically optimized for carrying across long distances. In forests, signals that are tonal and relatively high-pitched, typically in the range of 1,500 ...

Google previewAttracting Birds (2000)

by Phyllis Elving, Sunset Books

VOICE: A high-pitched whinny is the location call; a contented pik, the feeding call. BEHAVIOR: During winter, both sexes begin drumming on trees to establish nesting territories. In late winter, courting pairs dance around tree branches, wings ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

neigh, whinny. -nta s. neigh, neighing, whinny. hlrsl s. timber, beam, log, stock; (hirtto-) gallows, gibbet, -kuiinna s. load of timber.

Google previewJavanese English Dictionary (2013)

by Stuart Robson, Dr., Singgih Wibisono

bengingèh whinny; mbengingèh to neigh, whinny. bengis stern, fierce-looking.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

on the rebound Whim—caprice, fad, fancy, vagary Whimper—whine, yammer Whimsical—fey, fanciful Whimsically funny—droll Whine tearfully—snivel Whinny —neigh Whinny like a horse—nicker Whip—flagellate, flog, lash, scourge Whip ...

Google previewA dictionary of all the words commonly us'd in the English tongue (1725)

by Thomas Dyche

whinny M6 WHI whinny whine whip whipper whip-saw whipster whirl whirl.

Google previewDictionary of the English Language, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory... (1895)

by James Stormonth

whinny is whiniard, formed after the same model as poniard, a weapon held in the fist for a punching stab, whereas a whinger is a weapon for giving a whinging or soundin blow, and thus the name is imitative of the soun arising from the ...

Google previewThe Horse Encyclopedia (2016)

by Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Horses whinny for separated companions, and Mutual grooming Grooming each other is common among horses. To initiate a grooming session, one horse usually approaches the other and nuzzles it at the shoulder to suggest grooming ...

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Scrabble value of W4H4I1N1N1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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