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Definition of Moan

Moan

  1. To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
  2. To emit a sound like moan; -- said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.
  3. To bewail audibly; to lament.
  4. To afflict; to distress.
  5. A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.
  6. A low mournful or murmuring sound; -- of things.

Moan Quotations

I was raised never to carp about things and never to moan, because in vaudeville, which is my background, you just got on with it through all kinds of adversities.
Julie Andrews

Scientists habitually moan that the public doesn't understand them. But they complain too much: public ignorance isn't peculiar to science. It's sad if some citizens can't tell a proton from a protein. But it's equally sad if they're ignorant of their nation's history, can't speak a second language, or can't find Venezuela or Syria on a map.
Martin Rees

It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast, slap bang in the middle of winter, is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.
Richard E. Grant

Why would I worry about getting older - what's to moan about?
Dawn French

We thrust our fingers into our ears to stop its moan; but it was no good; the cry cut like a drill into our heads, dragging minutes into hours, hours into years. We withered and grew old between those cries.
Ernst Toller
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Moan Translations

moan in Dutch is kermen, zuchten
moan in Finnish is huokailla
moan in Spanish is gemido, gemir