“Keep me coming, keep me going, keep me humming, keep me moaning,” she pleads in the chorus.
Walking past a chalet on the way home, I heard the moaning of people humping.
The new fangled metal contraption left their animal wheezing, moaning, and screeching as only a horse does.
Malika turned back to Hossein, who was folded up in his chair and moaning softly.
Patients and employees were dazed, crying, and moaning, he said.
He was moaning and complaining and threatening all the world, including his father and mother.
Nature, in the moaning storm, seemed in sympathy with the sadness which must have oppressed all hearts.
Straight ahead through the spruce the moaning rose and fell.
Well, picaro,” I said to the man who was moaning, “what is the matter with you?
But the few sounds he did hear always resolved themselves into the moaning of the wind, and no voice came.
c.1200, "lamentation, mourning, weeping; complaining, the expressing of complaints; a complaint; lover's complaint; accusation, charge," probably from an unrecorded Old English *man "complaint," related to Old English mænan "complain, moan," also "tell, intend, signify" (see mean (v.1)); but OED discounts this connection. Meaning "long, low inarticulate murmur from some prolonged pain" is first recorded 1670s, "with onomatopoeic suggestion" [OED].
mid-13c., "mourn (someone); regret, bewail;" c.1300, "to lament, grieve; utter moans;" probably from Old English *manan, related to mænan "to lament" (see moan (n.)). From 1724 as "to make a low, mournful sound." Related: Moaned; moaning.