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What is another word for wail?

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To cry or howl out loud, typically in agony or sorrow
“I was standing in the cold, bare hallway of a hospital, listening to my child wail and scream from behind a closed door.”
To cry or shed tears from sadness
“The people wail in sadness, they cry for justice every day.”
To complain or grumble about something
“I picked him up, got him back to his hotel, and spent the night sobering him up and listening to him wail about his life.”
To complain or protest about something, typically in a weak or pathetic manner
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To feel intense sorrow or anguish
To emit or cause to emit sound
A prolonged high-pitched cry, especially of pain, grief, or anger
“Then arose a cry, a loud wail of pity, and it came from the women, young and old.”
An act of crying or lamentation
“What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the wail of their women.”
A complaint or expression of grievance
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“His unforgettable face and semi-devotional eyes grew sad, while he tried to mutter his wail about the besmeared old house.”
A loud and typically discordant noise or sound
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