- A prolonged cry, usually high-pitched, especially as of grief or anguish.
- She let out a loud, doleful wail.
- Any similar sound as of lamentation; a howl.
- The wail of snow-dark winter winds.
- A bird's wail in the night.
- A sound made by emergency vehicle sirens, contrasted with "yelp" which is higher-pitched and faster.
- To cry out, as in sorrow or anguish.
- To weep, lament persistently or bitterly.
- To make a noise like mourning or crying.
- The wind wailed and the rain streamed down.
- To lament; to bewail; to grieve over.
- to wail one's death
- To perform with great liveliness and force.
Verb (etymology 2)
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