to utter the loud, characteristic cry of a horse; whinny
Origin of neighMiddle English neyen from Old English hnægan, akin to Middle Dutch neyen, of echoic origin, originally
this cry; a whinny
The long, high-pitched sound made by a horse.
intransitive verbneighed, neigh·ing, neighs
To utter the characteristic sound of a horse; whinny.
Origin of neighFrom Middle English neighen to neigh from Old English hnǣgan probably of imitative origin
(third-person singular simple present neighs, present participle neighing, simple past and past participle neighed)
- (of a horse) to make its cry
- to make a sound similar to a horses' cry
- This fake laughter sounds like a horse neighing.