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Groan vs. Snicker

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Groannoun

A low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief.

Snickernoun

A stifled or broken laugh.

Groannoun

A low, guttural sound uttered in frustration, disapproval, or ecstasy.

Snickernoun

A player who snicks the ball.

Groannoun

(of an object) A low creaking sound from applied pressure or weight.

Snickerverb

(intransitive) To emit a snicker, a stifled or broken laugh.

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Groanverb

To make a groan.

‘We groaned at his awful jokes.’; ‘The wooden table groaned under the weight of the banquet.’;

Snickerverb

(transitive) To utter through a laugh of this kind.

Groanverb

(obsolete) To strive after earnestly, as if with groans.

Snickerverb

(of a horse) To whinny.

Groanverb

To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan.

‘For we . . . do groan, being burdened.’; ‘He heard the groaning of the oak.’;

Snickerverb

To laugh slyly; to laugh in one's sleeve.

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Groanverb

To strive after earnestly, as with groans.

‘Nothing but holy, pure, and clear,Or that which groaneth to be so.’;

Snickerverb

To laugh with audible catches of voice, as when persons attempt to suppress loud laughter.

Groanverb

To affect by groans.

Snickernoun

A half suppressed, broken laugh.

Groannoun

A low, moaning sound; usually, a deep, mournful sound uttered in pain or great distress; sometimes, an expression of strong disapprobation; as, the remark was received with groans.

‘Such groans of roaring wind and rain.’; ‘The wretched animal heaved forth such groans.’;

Snickernoun

a disrespectful laugh

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Groannoun

an utterance expressing pain or disapproval

Snickerverb

laugh quietly

Groanverb

indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure;

‘The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets’; ‘The ancient door soughed when opened’;

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