groan

Part of speech: verb

To utter a groan.

Part of speech: noun

A low, murmuring sound, as of distress.

Part of speech: noun

Groaning.

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Usage examples "groan":

  1. As he came forward towards the king, who was seated, the rest keeping silence, passing by Roxanes, a commander of a thousand men, he heard him, with a slight groan, say, without stirring out of his place, " You subtle Greek serpent, the king's good genius hath brought thee hither." - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. I fetched a kind of combination groan and sigh, turned back the sail, climbed aboard the automobile, and lit up my pipe. - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.
  3. He heard the groan of the moving door. - "The Mystery of The Barranca", Herman Whitaker.