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moan

moan

 
pronunciation:
mon
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a long, low sound of pain, grief, or sorrow.
Moans came from the sick man's room.
synonyms:
groan
similar words:
howl, sigh, sob, wail, whimper
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: moaned, moaning, moans
definition 1: to make a moan or a similar sound.
The dog moaned outside the door.
synonyms:
groan
similar words:
howl, sigh, sob
definition 2: to express unhappiness; complain.
He moaned about his bad luck.
synonyms:
complain
similar words:
fuss, grieve, grouch, grumble, whimper, whine
derivations: moanful (adj.), moanfully (adv.), moaningly (adv.)
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The words moan and mown (past participle of "mow") sound alike but have different meanings.
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