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1. grunt

verb. ['ˈgrʌnt'] issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise.

Synonyms

  • let loose
  • let out
  • emit

Antonyms

  • regularity
  • comprehensibility

Etymology

  • grunten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grunnettan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Grunt

  • vanbrunt
  • confront
  • affront
  • stunt
  • klundt
  • glunt
  • front
  • brunt
  • blunt
  • sundt
  • shunt
  • runte
  • punt
  • pundt
  • munt
  • mundt
  • lunt
  • lundt
  • jundt
  • hunte
  • hunt
  • hundt
  • cunt
  • bunte
  • bunt

Example sentences of the word grunt


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can advise and consult, but your job is not to do the grunt work.

Quotes containing the word grunt


1. Anyone can speak Troll. All you have to do is point and grunt.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. I’ll make Goyle do lines, it’ll kill him, he hates writing,” said Ron happily. He lowered his voice to Goyle’s low grunt and, screwing up his face in a look of pained concentration, mimed writing in midair. “I... must... not... look... like... a... baboon’s... backside.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3. He who writes well runs the civilization. Everyone else does the grunt work.
- Kenneth W. Harl

2. grunt-hoot

verb. communicate by hooting and grunting, as of primates.

3. grunt

noun. ['ˈgrʌnt'] the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs.

Synonyms

  • noise

Antonyms

  • incomplete
  • hold

Etymology

  • grunten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grunnettan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. grunt

noun. ['ˈgrʌnt'] an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker.

Antonyms

  • take in

Etymology

  • grunten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grunnettan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. grunt

noun. ['ˈgrʌnt'] medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught.

Synonyms

  • pompon
  • Haemulon aurolineatum
  • porkfish
  • Haemulon macrostomum
  • Haemulon malanurum
  • pigfish
  • Orthopristis chrysopterus
  • tomtate
  • cottonwick
  • Spanish grunt
  • percoid fish
  • Anisotremus virginicus
  • pork-fish
  • margate
  • Haemulon parra
  • sailor's-choice
  • percoid
  • Anisotremus surinamensis
  • Haemulidae
  • sailors choice
  • hogfish
  • family Haemulidae
  • Haemulon album
  • black margate

Antonyms

  • close up
  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify

Etymology

  • grunten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grunnettan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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