moan definition

  • noun:
    • a reduced, sustained, mournful cry, frequently indicative of sadness or pain.
    • the same noise: the eerie moan of this night wind.
    • Lamentation.
    • the lowest, mournful weep of discomfort, sorrow or satisfaction
    • A low prolonged sound, articulate or perhaps not, indicative of pain or of grief; a minimal groan.
    • a minimal mournful or murmuring noise; -- of things.
    • the lowest lifeless noise revealing grief or discomfort; a sound of lamentation not deep as a groan; audible appearance of sadness; grief indicated in terms or cries.
    • A low dull sound resembling that produced by someone moaning.
    • Lament: lamentation; problem: especially in the phrase which will make an individual's moan.
    • an utterance revealing discomfort or disapproval
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To utter a moan or moans.
    • to produce a sound resembling a moan: A saxophone moaned within the back ground.
    • To whine, lament, or grieve: a vintage guy who nonetheless moans about their misspent childhood.
    • To make a reduced extended noise of grief or discomfort, whether articulate or otherwise not; to groan softly and continuously.
    • To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To bewail or bemoan: She moaned the woman misfortunes to anyone who would listen.
    • To utter with moans or a moan.
    • To bewail audibly; to lament.
    • To afflict; to stress.
  • verb:
    • to help make a moan or comparable sound
    • to complain
    • suggest pain, discomfort, or displeasure
  • others:
    • To utter a reduced lifeless noise expressive of actual or psychological suffering; lament inarticulately or with mournful utterance.
    • To give forth a saddening or gloomy noise, like one in distress; sound like a reduced weep of stress.
    • To murmur; complain; protest.
    • To lament; deplore; bewail.
    • To cause to make lamentation; afflict; distress: as, “which infinitely moans me,”
    • Moa-like; of or pertaining to a moa.

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