Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: groan
IPA transcription: [ɡɹ'oʊn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: groan, moan
    Meaning: an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: groan, moan
    Meaning: indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"
Usage examples
  • It was almost a smothered groan.
  • Colonel Winchester suppressed a groan.
  • "Much worse," said Tiggle, with a groan.
  • She fell dead upon the spot without a groan.
  • At this direct question, the young man gave an inward groan.
  • Almost at my side some heavy body had fallen to the ground with a faint groan.
  • He was alone there when he had shut the door--and he relieved his feelings with a deep groan.
  • For the sound was neither a screech like that which rose from the hollow, nor a groan, nor any ghostly noise.
  • One morning she was driving her cows through the meadows when she heard near by a loud groan that almost sounded human.
  • Another year passed by, and one morning when the maiden was out with her pigs she heard a groan which sounded quite human.