moan - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/məʊn/
present tense
I/you/we/theymoan
he/she/itmoans
present participlemoaning
past tensemoaned
past participlemoaned
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to complain about something in an annoying way

    There’s no point in moaning and groaning.

    moan about:

    Ben was moaning about his job again.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive]

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    if someone moans, they make a long low sound because of pain, sadness, or pleasure

    She moaned softly as he touched her.

    James continued to moan loudly as the pain intensified.

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    1. a.
      [intransitive] literary if something such as the wind moans, it makes a long low sound

derived word

moaner

noun [countable]
singularmoaner
pluralmoaners