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Grunt vs. Moan

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Gruntnoun

A short snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.

Moannoun

a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure

Gruntnoun

The snorting cry of a pig.

Moanverb

To complain about; to bemoan, to bewail; to mourn.

Gruntnoun

Any fish of the perciform family Haemulidae.

Moanverb

To grieve.

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Gruntnoun

A person who does ordinary and boring work.

Moanverb

To distress (someone); to sadden.

Gruntnoun

An infantry soldier.

Moanverb

(intransitive) To make a moan or similar sound.

Gruntnoun

(slang) The amount of power of which a vehicle is capable.

Moanverb

(transitive) To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice.

‘‘Please don't leave me,’ he moaned.’;

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Gruntnoun

(North American) A dessert of steamed berries and dough, usually blueberries; blueberry grunt.

Moanverb

To complain; to grumble.

Gruntverb

To make a grunt or grunts.

Moanverb

To make a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; to groan softly and continuously.

‘Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.’; ‘Let there bechance him pitiful mischances,To make him moan.’;

Gruntverb

To make a grunt or grunts.

Moanverb

To emit a sound like moan; - said of things inanimate; as, the wind moans.

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Gruntverb

To break wind; to fart.

‘Who just grunted?’;

Moanverb

To bewail audibly; to lament.

‘Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moanMy dear Columbo, dead and gone.’;

Gruntverb

To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound.

‘Who would fardels bear,To grunt and sweat under a weary life.’;

Moanverb

To afflict; to distress.

‘Which infinitely moans me.’;

Gruntnoun

A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.

Moannoun

A low prolonged sound, articulate or not, indicative of pain or of grief; a low groan.

‘Sullen moans, hollow groans.’;

Gruntnoun

Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Hæmulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt (A. Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt (H. aurolineatus), of the Southern United States; - also applied to allied species of the genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; - so called from the noise it makes when taken.

Moannoun

A low mournful or murmuring sound; - of things.

‘Rippling waters made a pleasant moan.’;

Gruntnoun

A U. S. infantryman; - used especially of those fighting in the war in Vietnam.

Moannoun

an utterance expressing pain or disapproval

Gruntnoun

the short low gruff noise of the kind made by pigs

Moanverb

indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure;

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

Gruntnoun

an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker;

‘infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts’; ‘he went from grunt to chairman in six years’;

Moannoun

a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure

‘she gave a low moan of despair’;

Gruntnoun

medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter a grunting sound when caught

Moannoun

a sound resembling a human moan

‘the moan of the wind in the chimneys’;

Gruntverb

issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise;

‘He grunted his reluctant approval’;

Moannoun

a complaint which is perceived as trivial and not taken seriously by others

‘there were moans about the car's feeble ventilation’;

Moanverb

make a long, low sound expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure

‘‘Help me,’ I moaned’; ‘just then their patient moaned and opened his eyes’;

Moanverb

make a sound resembling a human moan

‘the foghorn moaned at intervals’;

Moanverb

lament

‘we listen to the fierce Achilles moaning for his mistress’;

Moanverb

complain or grumble, typically about something trivial

‘passengers moaned about overcrowded coaches’; ‘my friend always moans that I never make her a cake’;

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