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moan

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1 a long low sound indicating pain or grief
  • she uttered an agonized moan and clutched her stomach

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2 a crying out in grief
  • moans arose from the crowd as the funeral procession for the well-loved senator made its way down the street

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3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • the crowd responded with a moan when it was announced that the rest of the show would be cancelled due to the weather

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moan

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of moan (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to utter a moan
  • he moaned and cried for days after his dog, his only companion, died

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2 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • their son moaned whenever anyone asked him to do some work

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The first known use of moan was in the 13th century

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“Moan.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/moan. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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