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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Plural for a loud and typically discordant noise or sound
Noun
Plural for a loud or explosive sound or noise
Noun
Plural for a long speech or prose work that bitterly laments the state of society and its morals, and often contains a prophecy of its coming downfall
Verb
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.”
Verb
To cry or shed tears from sadness
“The people wail in sadness, they cry for justice every day.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To feel intense sorrow or anguish
Verb
To emit or cause to emit sound
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