Definitions for wailweɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail(verb)

    a cry of sorrow and grief

    "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

  2. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup(verb)

    emit long loud cries

    "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"

  3. wail, whimper, mewl, pule(verb)

    cry weakly or softly

    "she wailed with pain"


  1. wail(Noun)

    A prolonged cry, usually high-pitched, especially as of grief or anguish.

    She let out a loud, doleful wail.

  2. wail(Noun)

    Any similar sound as of lamentation; a howl.

  3. wail(Verb)

    To cry out, as in sorrow or anguish.

  4. wail(Verb)

    To weep, lament persistently or bitterly.

  5. wail(Verb)

    To make a noise like mourning or crying.

    The wind wailed and the rain streamed down.

  6. wail(Verb)

    To perform, express emotion in an exceptionally exciting way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wail(verb)

    to choose; to select

  2. Wail(verb)

    to lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death

  3. Wail(verb)

    to express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep

  4. Wail(noun)

    loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing

  5. Origin: [OE. wailen, weilen, probably fr. Icel. vla; cf. Icel. v, vei, woe, and E. wayment, also OE. wai, wei, woe. Cf. Woe.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Minna Antrim:

    The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.

  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for songWild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night longSad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong

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