Definitions for moanmoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from physical or mental suffering.

  2. any similar sound:

    the moan of the wind.

  3. a complaint or lamentation.

  4. (v.i.)to utter moans, as of pain or grief.

  5. (of the wind, sea, trees, etc.) to make a sound suggestive of such moans.

  6. to complain; grumble.

  7. (v.t.)to utter with a moan.

  8. to lament or bemoan:

    to moan one's fate.

Origin of moan:

1175–1225; ME mone, man(e) (n.), related to OE mǣnan to mourn


Princeton's WordNet

  1. groan, moan(verb)

    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval

  2. groan, moan(verb)

    indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure

    "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. moan(verb)ʊn

    to make a long low sound

    to moan with pain/pleasure

  2. moanʊn


    She never stopped moaning the whole way there.; the moan of the wind in the trees


  1. moan(Noun)

    a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure

  2. moan(Verb)

    to make a moan or similar sound

  3. moan(Verb)

    to complain

  4. Origin: From mone, mane, man, from *, from mainō. Inferred from mænan. More at mean.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moan(verb)

    to make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously

  2. Moan(verb)

    to emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans

  3. Moan(verb)

    to bewail audibly; to lament

  4. Moan(verb)

    to afflict; to distress

  5. Moan(verb)

    a low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan

  6. Moan(verb)

    a low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things

Anagrams of moan

  1. Mona, noma, Oman

Translations for moan

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make a low sound of grief, pain etc

The wounded soldier moaned.

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