Antonyms for nickering

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nik-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪk ər

Definition of nickering

Origin :
  • "to neigh," 1774, of imitative origin (see neigh). Related: Nickered; nickering.
  • As in cry : verb call out, yell
Example sentences :
  • Her own nickering complaints of Norah's "glumness" sank into dumb anxiety.
  • Extract from : « Life at High Tide » by Various
  • I heard the nickering of horses and the jolt of carts as they turned from the bush into the path.
  • Extract from : « Prester John » by John Buchan
  • Also there was much cracking of whips and nickering of horses along the line.
  • Extract from : « Bred of the Desert » by Marcus Horton
  • They had been restive, backing and jerking and pawing and nickering for their feed-box.
  • Extract from : « The Prairie Wife » by Arthur Stringer
  • For the most part he listened mutely, with a nickering, perfunctory smile.
  • Extract from : « Grey Roses » by Henry Harland
  • There was no light but the nickering taper held by the man, and by its uncertain glimmer Shorthouse turned to examine him.
  • Extract from : « The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories » by Algernon Blackwood
  • Silver, nickering softly, limped forward and nestled his nose in the palm of his master.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • The rhythms seem to approach the wild, unnumbered rhythms of the forest and the wind and the nickering sunlight.
  • Extract from : « Musical Portraits » by Paul Rosenfeld
  • He dropped to the ground and stood there, quivering in every muscle and nickering plaintively.
  • Extract from : « The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle » by Laura Lee Hope
  • In the clear depths of the lad's hazel eyes he saw a faint, nickering, wavering light, which gave a yellow tinge to them.
  • Extract from : « The Missionary » by George Griffith

Synonyms for nickering

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