how to pronounce groaning


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the above transcription of groaning is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

groaning is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of groaning in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… day as mine after groaning in solidarity …”

meanings of groaning


  1. That groans.
  2. Heavily laden, as if to creak under the strain.


  1. A low sound associated with extended suffering, sorrow, and toil.


  1. Present participle of groan.

groaning frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word groaning occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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