Grunt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrʌnt|  American pronunciation of the word grunt
Brit.  |ɡrʌnt|  British pronunciation of the word grunt


- the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs (syn: oink)
- an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
- medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught


- issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise


The workers were grunting with effort as they lifted the heavy furniture.

She grunted a few words in reply, then turned and walked away.

I could hear the grunts of the movers as they lifted the heavy furniture.

He answered her with a grunt.

He was a grunt who worked his way up to become an officer.

He's just a grunt in the attorney's office.

She grunted (out) a few words to them.

He grunted (to her) that he would get up later.

He just grunted and carried on reading his book.

Grunting with effort, she lifted me up.

Chris gave a grunt and went back to sleep.

The grunts move the crates.

infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts

he went from grunt to chairman in six years

He grunted his reluctant approval

Word forms

I/you/we/they: grunt
he/she/it: grunts
present participle: grunting
past tense: grunted
past participle: grunted
singular: grunt
plural: grunts
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