moaning

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moan

 (mōn)
n.
1.
a. A low, sustained, mournful cry, usually indicative of sorrow or pain.
b. A similar sound: the eerie moan of the night wind.
2. A complaint: his tiresome moans about his boss.
v. moaned, moan·ing, moans
v.intr.
1.
a. To utter a moan or moans.
b. To make a sound resembling a moan: A saxophone moaned in the background.
2. To complain, lament, or grieve: an old man who still moans about his misspent youth.
v.tr.
1. To bewail or bemoan: She moaned her misfortunes to anyone who would listen.
2. To utter with moans or a moan.

[Middle English mone, from Old English *mān; see mei-no- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations

moaning

[ˈməʊnɪŋ] N
1. (= groans) → gemidos mpl
2. (= complaints) → quejas fpl, protestas fpl

moaning

[ˈməʊnɪŋ] n (= groaning) → gémissements mpl
(= complaints) → pleurnicheries fpl

moaning

n
Stöhnen nt; (of wind)Seufzen nt; (of trees etc)Raunen nt (geh)
(= grumbling)Gestöhn(e) nt

moaning

[ˈməʊnɪŋ] ngemiti mpl, lamenti mpl
References in classic literature ?
"An' wid all deh bringin' up she had, how could she?" moaningly she asked of her son.
He helped him so far to arouse the rocking figure before the dying embers, as to get a cloak and hat put upon it, and to tempt it forth to find where the bench and work were hidden that it still moaningly besought to have.
Here's a good one: former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam (currently deep in dodgy-substance bother) moaned most moaningly about his sale to Lazio.