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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1100-1200
Origin: From an unrecorded Old English man

moan

2 noun
     
moan2 [countable]
1 a long low sound expressing pain, unhappiness, or sexual pleasure
moan of
There was a moan of pain from the injured man.
She gave a little moan of pleasure.
2

have a moan (about something)

British English informal to complain about something:
We were just having a moan about work.
3 literaryCDN a low sound made by the wind
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