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English definition of “moan”

moan

verb [I]     /məʊn/
COMPLAIN to complain or speak in a way that shows you are unhappy: She's always moaning about something.Sounds made by humans with their mouthsComplaining
SOUND to make a low sound, especially because you are in pain: He lay on the floor moaning.Sounds made by humans with their mouths
moan noun [C]
(Definition of moan verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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