how to pronounce moan


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the above transcription of moan 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.

moan is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of moan in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… models and not moan too much about the …”

meaning of moan

Moan is a sound made by a person in pain or distress.

moan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word moan occurs in english on average 3.5 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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