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- (UK) IPA(key): /ɡɹəʊn/
- (US) enPR: ʹgrōn, IPA(key): /ɡɹoʊn/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -əʊn
- Homophone: grown
groan (plural groans)
- A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.
- A low, guttural sound uttered in frustration or disapproval.
low mournful uttered sound
low guttural sound uttered in frustration or disapproval
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- To make a groan.
- We groaned at his awful jokes.
- The wooden table groaned under the weight of the banquet.
- (obsolete) To strive after earnestly, as if with groans.
- Nothing but holy, pure, and clear, / Or that which groaneth to be so.
to make a groan