What is another word for grunting?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈʌntɪŋ] (IPA)

Grunting is a sound produced by humans or animals to express various emotions or physical exertion. To describe this sound in different ways, we can use synonyms like snorting, wheezing, moaning, groaning, sniffling, huffing, panting, or sighing. Snorting implies a harsh or abrupt sound, while wheezing suggests a prolonged and labored breathing sound. Moaning and groaning both indicate a low and painful sound. Sniffling is a soft and repetitive intake of air, while huffing and panting are forceful and rapid breathing sounds. Sighing is a deep and long breath expressing sadness or relief. Using these synonyms can help writers add variety and depth to their descriptions.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
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    • Proper noun, singular
      groans, growls.
    • Verb, gerund or present participle

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Usage examples for Grunting

Then at a draft he emptied the bottle and threw it behind the fire, grunting his satisfaction.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
Altogether we counted more than a hundred grunting, snorting creatures arranged in black hills along a line of low ice.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
There was another low laugh, as if the Malay captors were amused; and then, in obedience to a whispered order, the prisoner was lifted and placed in a more comfortable position, but not without some effort and grunting on the part of the men who essayed to move him, the boat rocking about ominously the while.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn

Famous quotes with Grunting

  • You can only do so much grunting and groaning and then you're done, you know?
    Craig T. Nelson
  • When I work I am pure as an angel tiger and clear is my eye and hot my brain and silent all the whining grunting piglets of the appetites.
    Marge Piercy
  • So who's side is it on, is it on Anthea's side or is it on human kind side? Well the answer is it's on nobody's side but it's own; it's a TV program, it's just gonna sneer at everyone because that's what Tv programs do they sneer and sometimes they just roll around slapping their bums! (rolls about pointing his buttocks at the camera and slapping them whilst grunting "Nuh, nuh!") On the sofa, because they're so bloody, fucking pleased with themselves.
    Charlie Brooker

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