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I just started to write because I was fed up of not seeing the stories that I wanted, so I was like 'Stop moaning and write something.'
Noel Clarke

Meaning of "moaning" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOANING

moaning  [ˈməʊnɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOANING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Moaning is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MOANING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

moaning

Human voice

The voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, reading, singing, laughing, crying, screaming etc. The human voice is specifically a part of human sound production in which the vocal folds are the primary sound source. Generally speaking, the mechanism for generating the human voice can be subdivided into three parts; the lungs, the vocal folds within the larynx, and the articulators. The lung must produce adequate airflow and air pressure to vibrate vocal folds. The vocal folds are a vibrating valve that chops up the airflow from the lungs into audible pulses that form the laryngeal sound source. The muscles of the larynx adjust the length and tension of the vocal folds to ‘fine tune’ pitch and tone. The articulators articulate and filter the sound emanating from the larynx and to some degree can interact with the laryngeal airflow to strengthen it or weaken it as a sound source. The vocal folds, in combination with the articulators, are capable of producing highly intricate arrays of sound. The tone of voice may be modulated to suggest emotions such as anger, surprise, or happiness.

Definition of moaning in the English dictionary

The definition of moaning in the dictionary is the act or an instance of making a moaning noise. Other definition of moaning is the act or an instance of moaning to complain.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOANING


browning
ˈbraʊnɪŋ
cloning
ˈkləʊnɪŋ
clowning
ˈklaʊnɪŋ
crowning
ˈkraʊnɪŋ
doning
ˈdəʊnɪŋ
droning
ˈdrəʊnɪŋ
drowning
ˈdraʊnɪŋ
frowning
ˈfraʊnɪŋ
groaning
ˈɡrəʊnɪŋ
intoning
ɪnˈtəʊnɪŋ
jawboning
ˈdʒɔːbəʊnɪŋ
landowning
ˈlændˌəʊnɪŋ
loaning
ˈləʊnɪŋ
tombstoning
ˈtuːmstəʊnɪŋ
zoning
ˈzəʊnɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOANING

moa
moa hunter
Moab
Moabite
moai
moan
moaner
moanful
moanfully
moaningly
moat
moated
moatlike
mob
mob boss
mob hysteria
mob oratory
mob rule
mob-handed
mobbed

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOANING

aquaplaning
caning
cleaning
demeaning
dry-cleaning
evening
house-cleaning
leaning
lexical meaning
meaning
postweaning
self-cleaning
spring-cleaning
ultrasonic cleaning
unmeaning
vacuum cleaning
waning
weaning
well-meaning
window cleaning
window-cleaning

Synonyms and antonyms of moaning in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MOANING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «moaning» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of moaning
beef · bemoan · bewail · bitch · bleat · carp · complain · complaint · deplore · gripe · groan · grouch · grouse · grumble · grunt · keen · kvetch · lament · lamentation · murmur · protest · sigh · sob · sough · wail · whine · whinge · whisper

Translation of «moaning» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOANING

Find out the translation of moaning to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of moaning from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «moaning» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

呻吟
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gimiendo
570 millions of speakers

English

moaning
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कराह रही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشكوى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стоны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gemendo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিলাপ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gémissements
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengerang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stöhnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

愚痴
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Moaning
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rên rỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முனகுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कण्हणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inilti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gemendo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jęki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стогони
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gemand
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γκρίνια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gekerm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stön
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

moaning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of moaning

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOANING»

The term «moaning» is very widely used and occupies the 16.183 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOANING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «moaning» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «moaning» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about moaning

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10 QUOTES WITH «MOANING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word moaning.
1
Joe Bastianich
Every time I open a new restaurant, I wake up in the middle of the night moaning about bread and water. I dream I am in the middle of the dining room, and I am panicked.
2
Eric Brown
Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over.
3
Julie Burchill
Sadly, a lot of what passes for feminism these days is just moaning about men, congratulating ourselves on nothing in particular, and mocking them for being big kids while doing everything we can to keep them that way.
4
Noel Clarke
I just started to write because I was fed up of not seeing the stories that I wanted, so I was like 'Stop moaning and write something.'
5
Jarvis Cocker
I think the credit crunch is a brilliant thing. We should all stop moaning and start celebrating. When times are tough, it's an opportunity to start looking at life in a different way.
6
Cat Deeley
A girl's got to do what she's got to do to make somebody pay her a compliment. If that means moaning 'til the cows come home, then so be it.
7
Len Goodman
I come from a broken home. My parents split up when I was nine. Everyone gave me a good wallop. But I come from a time when you just put up with that, you got on with things rather than sitting moaning about them.
8
Robert Hass
I got interested in the question of literacy because writers are always moaning about why more people don't read books.
9
Alexei Sayle
I liked 35 and in both my novels that is the age of the lead characters. I tried making them my age but they just seemed to keep moaning about stuff.
10
Ione Skye
I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I'm not whining and moaning inside as much.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOANING»

Discover the use of moaning in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to moaning and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Moaning: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Moaning ndash; LamentToday the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
‎2008
2
That Moaning Saxophone : The Six Brown Brothers and the ...
Delving into the career of one of the key popularizers of the saxophone, That Moaning Saxophone not only illuminates the history of this novel instrument, but also offers a witty and vivid portrayal of these forgotten musical worlds.
Bruce Vermazen, 2004
3
The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington
Find out how Karl copes as he . . . - Has plastic surgery in LA - Models for a Japanese life drawing class - Helps deliver a baby in Bali Have his experiences changed him? Find out in this hilarious new book.
Karl Pilkington, 2013
4
The Mystery of the Moaning Cave
While vacationing on a California ranch, three boys decide to investigate strange wails that come from a mysterious cave where a famous outlaw disappeared.
William Arden, 2000
5
Moaning Morris
Children's literature.
Franz Hübner, 2004
6
Bitching and Moaning
A social commentary of current times written from a unique point of view, laced with poetry.
Monica Moore, 2010
7
The Questors' Adventures: The Round House and the Moaning Walls
What do you call a group of boys who set out to explore the unknown? the Moaning Walls They called themselves the Questors, and they're ready for excitement, adventure and mayhem.
Louis Paul Degrado, 2012
8
Ghost of the Moaning Mansion
Thirteen-year old D.J. knows that ghosts do not exist, but he is not so sure when his grandfather vanishes, and D.J. must search an old mansion to find him.
Lee Roddy, 2008
9
Crypt of the Moaning Diamond
When the Siegebreakers, a band of eccentric mercenaries, take on the task of seizing a fortress, they find themselves caught by collapsing walls, trapped in the dangerous ruins alive with magic, monsters, and rising water. Original.
Rosemary Jones, 2007
10
The Tide on the Moaning Bar [with] a Quiet Life
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
Frances Hodgson Burnett, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOANING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term moaning is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Murder trial: Defense expert dismisses 'shaken baby syndrome …
... standing in the kitchen with a gun to his head and the baby lying on the bed in the bedroom, moaning. The infant's right eye was nearly shut, ... «Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Jul 15»
2
The new Oasis? Listen exclusively to new single from rock bad boys …
How can anyone on a building site or in a factory pick up a paper on their break and relate to some toff **** moaning about how hard it is being ... «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
3
Hark, the Hacking Team angels sing, it's not us who've actually sinned
The Hacking Team pushed out a new statement on Wednesday, moaning that the only victim of the mega-breach against its systems is Hacking ... «The Register, Jul 15»
4
5 things men do after you break up with them
His moaning for the relationship might be a silent one, but moaning nonetheless. Substance abuse. Some men might turn to the bottle as a ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
5
Bird's eye view! 999 operators baffled after man reports seagull for …
A third phoned in to say his seat belt in a taxi was too tight, while a fourth moaning that his fish and chips were too expensive. The unbelievable ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Women get caught being indecent in the bushes
Both women were missing articles of clothing and an officer heard moaning. Police say both women were arrested and face a count of indecent ... «KRMG, Jul 15»
7
Explosion kills man in old Pendleton city hall
The man was in bad shape, a gash on one leg, missing fingers and an eye, moaning and bleeding profusely. Pennington, a former Marine, said ... «East Oregonian, Jul 15»
8
Blog: Despite weeks of complaining, Toronto has embraced the Pan …
... area codes), complained to the point where the mayor of the 416 and 647 said Toronto would win a gold medal in “moaning and groaning.”. «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
9
For the love of lavender
Which is why I was moaning the other day to Danielle, the True Brew barista, as I was picking up coffee on the way to work. “What am I going to ... «Concord Monitor, Jul 15»
10
Saintly eats arrive in Orlando's North Quarter with Two Chefs …
If you're the sort who revels in moaning loudly at eating establishments, order that hash with a side of the seriously stellar charred okra ($5), ... «Orlando Weekly, Jul 15»

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