groan definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To sound a-deep, inarticulate sound, since discomfort, grief, or displeasure.
    • In order to make an audio expressive of anxiety or strain: floorboards groaning.
    • To give forth a minimal, moaning sound in respiration; to utter a groan, such as pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.
    • To aim after earnestly, much like groans.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter or express with groans or a groan.
    • To influence by groans.
  • noun:
    • The noise manufactured in groaning.
    • the lowest, mournful noise uttered in discomfort or grief.
    • the lowest, guttural sound uttered in disappointment or disapproval.
    • a minimal, moaning sound; frequently, a deep, mournful noise uttered in pain or great stress; sometimes, a manifestation of powerful disapprobation.
    • the lowest, deep, mournful noise uttered in pain or grief; figuratively, any normal sound resembling this, and achieving a mournful or dismal effect.
    • a-deep murmuring sound uttered in derision or disapprobation: opposed to cheer or applause.
    • The sound produced by a buck at rutting-time.
    • an utterance expressing discomfort or disapproval
  • verb:
    • To make a groan.
    • indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
  • others:
    • To inhale with a deep murmuring sound expressive of grief or pain; utter a-deep, low-toned, moaning sound: often made use of figuratively.
    • To very long or strive with deep earnestness, so that as if with groans.
    • To express disapproval of or even silence in the form of groans: frequently with down: as, the presenter was groaned down.

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