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whinny

[hwin-ee, win-ee] /ˈʰwɪn i, ˈwɪn i/
verb (used without object), whinnied, whinnying.
1.
to utter the characteristic cry of a horse; neigh.
verb (used with object), whinnied, whinnying.
2.
to express by whinnying.
noun, plural whinnies.
3.
a whinnying sound.
Origin of whinny
1520-1530
1520-30; imitative; compare earlier whrinny, Latin hinnīre
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whinny

/ˈwɪnɪ/
verb (intransitive) -nies, -nying, -nied
1.
(of a horse) to neigh softly or gently
2.
to make a sound resembling a neigh, such as a laugh
noun (pl) -nies
3.
a gentle or low-pitched neigh
Word Origin
C16: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whinny
v.

1520s, probably related to whine and ultimately imitative (cf. Latin hinnire).

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