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groan

 
pronunciation:
gron
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a deep sound made to show pain, grief, or sadness.
The groans of the wounded soldiers filled the hospital.
synonyms:
moan
similar words:
grunt, murmur, sigh
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: groans, groaning, groaned
definition: to make a groaning sound.
The class groaned when the teacher gave them extra homework.
synonyms:
moan
similar words:
grunt, murmur
derivations: groaningly (adv.), groaner (n.)
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