moanPronunciation: (mōn), [key]
a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from or as if from physical or mental suffering.
any similar sound: the moan of the wind.
complaint or lamentation.
to utter moans, as of pain or grief.
(of the wind, sea, trees, etc.) to make any sound suggestive of such moans: The wind moaned through the trees.
to utter (something) inarticulately or pitifully, as if in lamentation: He moaned his response.
to lament or bemoan: to moan one's fate.
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