Definition of "groans" []

  • A prolonged stressed dull cry expressive of agony, pain, or disapproval (noun)
  • A loud harsh creaking sound, as of a tree bending in the wind (noun)
  • A grumble or complaint, esp a persistent one (noun)
  • To utter (low inarticulate sounds) expressive of pain, grief, disapproval, etc (verb)
  • To make a sound like a groan (verb)
  • To be weighed down (by) or suffer greatly (under) (verb)
  • To complain or grumble (verb)
  • Plural form of groan. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of groan. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "groans" in a sentence
  • "No phony standing ovations or stupid groans from the opposing side."
  • "The mainmast, still fast by the shrouds, beat like a thunderous sledge-hammer against the ship's side, every stroke bringing groans from the men."
  • "According to Thérèse, on a train ride, she heard groans from the next compartment."