Meow vs Neigh - What's the difference?

meow | neigh |


As nouns the difference between meow and neigh

is that meow is the cry of a cat while neigh is the cry of a horse.

As verbs the difference between meow and neigh

is that meow is of a cat, to make its cry while neigh is (of a horse) to make its cry.

As an interjection meow

is the cry of a cat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

meow

English

Alternative forms

* meu * mew * miaow, miaou (UK)

Interjection

(en interjection)
  • The cry of a cat.
  • Said in reply to a spiteful or catty comment.
  • Said to denote seductiveness, mimicking a growl.
  • Synonyms

    * nyao

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The cry of a cat.
  • Derived terms

    * cat’s meow * meowy

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Of a cat, to make its cry.
  • Synonyms

    * mew

    neigh

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The cry of a horse.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of a horse) to make its cry
  • to make a sound similar to a horses' cry
  • This fake laughter sounds like a horse neighing .
  • (obsolete) To scoff or sneer.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • neighed at his nakedness

    See also

    * whinny * nicker