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Plural for 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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a complaint or expression of grievance
“His unforgettable face and semi-devotional eyes grew sad, while he tried to mutter his wail about the besmeared old house.”
Plural for a short, sharp cry, especially of pain or alarm
Plural for a loud and typically discordant noise or sound
Plural for a loud or explosive sound or noise
To cry or howl out loud, typically in agony or sorrow
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“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
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“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 feel intense sorrow or anguish
To emit or cause to emit sound
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