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Meaning of GRUNT

Pronunciation:  grunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter a grunting sound when caught
  2. [n]  the short low gruff noise of the kind made by pigs
  3. [v]  issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"

GRUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: Anisotremus surinamensis, Anisotremus virginicus, black margate, cottonwick, emit, family Haemulidae, Haemulidae, Haemulon album, Haemulon aurolineatum, Haemulon macrostomum, Haemulon malanurum, Haemulon parra, hogfish, let loose, let out, margate, noise, Orthopristis chrysopterus, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, pigfish, pompon, porkfish, sailors choice, sailor's-choice, Spanish grunt, tomtate, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grunt\ (gr[u^]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grunted}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Grunting}.] [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G.
    grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or
    perh. akin to E. groan.]
    To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan
    or a deep guttural sound.
          Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a
          weary life.                              --Shak.
    {Grunting ox} (Zo["o]l.), the yak.
  2. \Grunt\, n.
    1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of American food
       fishes, of the genus {H[ae]mulon}, allied to the snappers,
       as, the black grunt ({A. Plumieri}), and the redmouth
       grunt ({H. aurolineatus}), of the Southern United States;
       -- also applied to allied species of the genera
       {Pomadasys}, {Orthopristis}, and {Pristopoma}. Called also
       pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; -- so called from the
       noise it makes when taken.
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