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a.1.Full of moaning; expressing sorrow.
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Elsewhere (33.89-34.11), an elderly father is addressed with a moanful lament to his child, as the line of defense is broken and the Arabs invade the city.
We can hear the low, moanful bawling of Longhorn steers settling down for the night and the barking of coyotes in the hills a round us.
At a meetin', when dey shouts, dey sing joyful, an' when dey sing de same song at a funeral, dey sing hit slow and moanful. When dey sing de same song in de fiel's, hit is sung quick, if dey workin' fas'.