an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
"The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"
a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
to make a moan or similar sound
Origin: From mone, mane, man, from *, from mainō. Inferred from mænan. More at mean.
to make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously
to emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans
to bewail audibly; to lament
to afflict; to distress
a low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan
a low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things
Origin: [OE. mone. See Moan, v. i.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mōn, v.i. to make a low sound of grief or pain: to lament audibly.—v.t. to lament.—n. a low sound of grief or pain: audible expression of pain.—adj. Moan′ful, expressing sorrow: lamentable.—adv. Moan′fully, with lamentation. [A.S. mǽnan.]
Mona, noma, Oman
The numerical value of moan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of moan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Last time I saw him, he was lying on the floor making a sustained monotone moan.
Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.
My grandfather didn't really like to speak about the war. At night, he would moan in his sleep. He would scream sometimes and I assumed it was because of the war, but I always thought I couldn't ask about it and then he died six years ago. I wish I had asked him more.
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Translations for moan
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- llamentar-se, gemec, gemegar, plànyer-seCatalan, Valencian
- nářek, sténatCzech
- Stöhnen, StGerman
- gemir, quejido, gemido, quejarSpanish
- ähkiä, voihkinta, voihkia, voihkinaFinnish
- gémir, geindre, mugir, gémissementFrench
- caoidhScottish Gaelic
- nyögés, nyögHungarian
- gemito, gemere, lamentarsiItalian
- 呻く, 呻き, 呻き声Japanese
- axîn, oxîn, nalîn, ofînKurdish
- vaids, vaidētLatvian
- ngū, wheowheo, aurere, wheoMāori
- kreun, kreunen, klagenDutch
- narzekać, jęk, jęczećPolish
- queixar-se, gemido, lamento, reclamar, gemerPortuguese
- geamăt, gemeRomanian
- стон, стонатьRussian
- stöna, stönande, stönSwedish
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