Groan – meaning of the word and examples

A deep, long sound showing great pain or unhappiness. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A complaining noise or phrase. (Cambridge Dictionary)

If you groan, you make a long, low sound because you are in pain, or because you are upset or unhappy about something. (Collins Dictionary)

If you groan something, you say it in a low, unhappy voice. (Collins Dictionary)

If you groan about something, you complain about it. (Collins Dictionary)

Make a deep inarticulate sound conveying pain, despair, pleasure, etc. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

The Spirit’s Groaning.

https://inallthings.org/the-spirits-groaning/

“Sometimes a heartfelt groan is better than a sung anthem. Tears are a language that God understands.” — Robert Smith Jr.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/podcasts/word-of-the-week/the-glory-of-the-groan/

The Wimbledon groan – the most disheartening sound in tennis.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/shortcuts/2017/jul/04/wimbledon-groan-most-disheartening-sound-in-tennis-tim-henman-pat-cash

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