I'm trying to write a short story and I want to say someone said "aah" in a painful way but I don't know what verb to use.

I have googled this and came up with words like groan, moan but when I searched for sound effects of these words, they weren't the ones I was looking for.

closed as off-topic by Mick, Kristina Lopez, tchrist Dec 18 '17 at 16:24

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    A thesaurus is your friend. – Mick Dec 18 '17 at 16:14
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question as off-topic because it meets the criteria established by this guidance from Stack Exchange Management about thesaurus-hunting questions. We are not a writing-help and word-game and crossword-puzzle site; we're a site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English-language enthusiasts. – tchrist Dec 18 '17 at 16:24
  • What probably didn't help your question was that you didn't provide any words yourself, with a specific question, and I noticed you asked for a verb but it sounds more like you might be looking for an adjective or adverb. Maybe you can fix the question and have it re-opened! :-) – Kristina Lopez Dec 18 '17 at 17:19

Perhaps you could use wailed or howled?

  • Please refer to the help center for advice on how to write good answers. – Mick Dec 18 '17 at 17:39

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