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English definition of “groan”

groan

noun [C]     /ɡrəʊn/ US  /ɡroʊn/
C2 a deep , long sound showing great pain or unhappiness : We could hear the groans of the wounded soldiers .Sounds made by humans with their mouthsSadness and regretPain and painful a complaining noise or phrase: He looked at the piles of dirty dishes and gave a groan of dismay .ComplainingSounds made by humans with their mouths
(Definition of groan noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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