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MOAN, verb transitive To lament; to deplore; to bewail with an audible voice.

Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan

My dear Columbo dead and gone.

MOAN, verb intransitive To grieve; to make lamentations.

Unpitied and unheard, where misery moans.

MOAN, noun Lamentation; audible expression of sorrow; grief expressed in words or cried.

Sullen moans,

Hollow groans.