To grunt is to make a sound similar to that of an animal. This sound has a low frequency, and it’s a sound made when someone is having difficulty, or a person is doing some kind of physical labor. A grunting sound can also express unhappiness or disapproval. A grunt sounds like this:
(Your teacher makes a grunting sound.)
We could hear old Ralph grunting as he moved a chair up the stairs and into his apartment.
Bina grunted a little when she saw how much money she lost on her investment.
While watching a football game on TV, the audience can hear the players grunt as they charge forward and come into contact with each other.
The quarterback grunted loudly as he was being tackled.
Loud grunting noises coming from a hospital bathroom caused some concern among the nurses.
Pigs grunt. Visit a pigpen some day and you will hear the pigs making grunting noises.
The man grunted with each swing of his hammer.
When the word "grunt" is used as a noun, it has a few different meanings. A grunt can be a sound, but it can also be a person who has a low-level occupation, usually involving some kind of labor.
Tired of working as a grunt in a factory, Victor decided to go to college and earn a degree in information technology.
Most of the difficult fighting was left to the grunts who formed the front lines in a battle for military control of the town. (grunt = soldier or combatant)
The man let loose with a loud grunt as he fell to the floor.
A soft grunt and wince of pain came from Elvira’s throat when the doctor pushed against her pelvic area.