Moan

Definition of Moan

Pronunciation: mōn
v. i.1.To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.
[imp. & p. p. Moaned (mōnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Moaning.]
Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.
- Thomson.
Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,
To make him moan.
- Shak.
2.To emit a sound like moan; - said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.
v. t.1.To bewail audibly; to lament.
Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan
My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
- Prior.
2.To afflict; to distress.
Which infinitely moans me.
- Beau. & Fl.
n.1.A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.
2.A low mournful or murmuring sound; - of things.
Rippling waters made a pleasant moan.
- Byron.

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