An example of moan is to express extreme sorrow about a death in the family.
An example of moan is for a person to make a pained sound when having a stomach ache.
An example of a moan is the sound that someone with a stomach ache may make.
She moaned her misfortunes to anyone who would listen.
The moan of the wind.
To moan one's fate.
His tiresome moans about his boss.
An old man who still moans about his misspent youth.
Origin of moan
- Middle English mone from Old English mān mei-no- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition