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moan

moan

pronunciation:
mon
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, low, mournful outcry expressing pain, grief, or sorrow.
synonyms:
groan
similar words:
howl, keen, lament, sigh, sob, wail, whimper
definition 2: a sound resembling this outcry.
Listen to the moan of the wind.
similar words:
sigh, sough, wail, whine
definition 3: a low outcry that expresses pleasure, esp. sexual pleasure.
similar words:
groan
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: moaned, moaning, moans
definition 1: to make a moan or a similar sound.
synonyms:
groan
similar words:
howl, keen, sigh, sob, sough
definition 2: to express discontent or grief; complain or lament.
He moaned about his bad luck.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, complain, lament, wail
similar words:
fuss, grieve, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, mewl, pule, whimper, whine
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to express with a moan.
synonyms:
groan
similar words:
howl, mourn, sign, sob, whimper
definition 2: to complain of; bewail.
synonyms:
bemoan, bewail, lament, mourn
similar words:
deplore, grumble, regret, rue
derivations: moanful (adj.), moanfully (adv.), moaningly (adv.)
Homophone Note
The words moan and mown (past participle of "mow") sound alike but have different meanings.
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