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Groan

1. To give forth a low, moaning sound in breathing; to utter a groan, as in pain, in sorrow, or in derision; to moan. For we . . . Do groan, being burdened. (2 cor. V. 4) He heard the groaning of the oak. (Sir W. Scott)

2. To strive after earnestly, as with groans. Nothing but holy, pure, and clear, or that which groaneth to be so. (Herbert)

Origin: oe. Gronen, granen, granien, as. Grnian, fr. The root of grennian to grin. 35. See 2d Grin, and cf. Grunt.


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Sonic reflexes

... But enough pressure or a sudden relaxation in the larynx will cause an outrush of air which activates the vocal cords to produce a grunt or groan or shriek depending on timing." Not mine though...... But anyway, thanks. rAgAv.

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by ragav.payne
Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:40 pm
 
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