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Definition of 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

Take a sound from whatever source, a note on a violin, a scream, a moan, a creaking door, and there is always this symmetry between the sound basis, which is complex and has numerous characteristics which emerge through a process of comparison within our perception.
Pierre Schaeffer

I can't moan about any of it. I had a great time in the goldfish bowl.
Robert Plant

Field hockey is my strongest sport, and if I lose a game, I take a long, hot bath and moan about it.
Emma Watson

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

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
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Moan Translations

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