[ US /ˈɡɹoʊn/ ]
[ UK /ɡɹˈə‍ʊn/ ]
  1. an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
  1. indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    The ancient door soughed when opened
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How To Use groan In A Sentence

  • Present receivings and comforts are consistent with a great many groans; not as the pangs of one dying, but as the throes of a woman in travail -- groans that are symptoms of life, not of death. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • As he fell and rolled on the ground he moaned and groaned.
  • As I watched him, he groaned and tried to raise his hands to his face; the chain from his wrist to his ankle manacles stopped him.
  • Every evergreen bough groaned with half a foot of snow; the streets and sidewalks had disappeared.
  • Its massive back pushed up against the ceiling; the wooden timbers groaned and dust sifted down, making Rafe cough.
  • S'sahr barked an order and there were groans, but the troopers spread out keeping eyes open for any traces or tracks.
  • He groaned, and felt the bulkhead, slowly coming to his knees, and standing, trying to orient himself to his position on ‘B’ deck.
  • [_CATTY sighs and groans, striking the back of one hand reiteratedly into the palm of the other -- rises -- beats the devil's tattoo as she stands -- then claps her hands again. Tales and Novels — Volume 08
  • She swallowed a humph, then nearly groaned aloud when, clapping her hands, Lady Hightham urged them to gather around for some music. ON A WICKED DAWN
  • But the great-hearted Odysseus he found not within; for he sat weeping on the shore, racking his soul with tears and groans and griefs, and he would look over the unresting sea, shedding tears.
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