groan Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “groan” in the English Dictionary

"groan" in British English

See all translations

groannoun [C]

uk   /ɡrəʊn/  us   /ɡroʊn/
C2 a ​deep, ​longsoundshowinggreatpain or ​unhappiness: We could ​hear the groans of the ​woundedsoldiers. a ​complainingnoise or phrase: He ​looked at the ​piles of ​dirtydishes and gave a groan ofdismay.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

groanverb [I]

uk   /ɡrəʊn/  us   /ɡroʊn/
C2 to make a ​deep, ​longsoundshowinggreatpain or ​unhappiness: He ​collapsed, groaning with ​pain. [+ speech] "Not again," he groaned (= said in a ​lowunhappyvoice). to ​complain or ​speakunhappily: She's always moaning and groaning (= ​complaining a lot) about the ​weather.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of groan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"groan" in American English

See all translations

groannoun [C]

 us   /ɡroʊn/
a ​low, ​sadsound that is ​continued for a while and that is made by someone who is ​suffering from ​pain or ​unhappiness: Nick ​let out a groan.
(Definition of groan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of groan?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“groan” in British English

Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More