a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
To complain about; to bemoan, to bewail; to mourn. from 13th c.
To grieve. from 14th c.
To distress (someone); to sadden. 15th-17th c.
To make a moan or similar sound. from 18th c.
To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice. from 19th c.
“‘Please don’t leave me,’ he moaned.”
To complain; to grumble. from 20th c.
A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.
A low, guttural sound uttered in frustration, disapproval, or ecstasy.
(of an object) A low creaking sound from applied pressure or weight.
To make a groan.
“We groaned at his awful jokes.”
“The wooden table groaned under the weight of the banquet.”
To strive after earnestly, as if with groans.
a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure
“she gave a low moan of despair”
a sound resembling a human moan
“the moan of the wind in the chimneys”
a complaint which is perceived as trivial and not taken seriously by others
“there were moans about the car’s feeble ventilation”
make a long, low sound expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure
“‘Help me,’ I moaned”
“just then their patient moaned and opened his eyes”
make a sound resembling a human moan
“the foghorn moaned at intervals”
“we listen to the fierce Achilles moaning for his mistress”
complain or grumble, typically about something trivial
“passengers moaned about overcrowded coaches”
“my friend always moans that I never make her a cake”