lament, lamentation, plaint, wail(verb)
a cry of sorrow and grief
"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup(verb)
emit long loud cries
"wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
wail, whimper, mewl, pule(verb)
cry weakly or softly
"she wailed with pain"
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.
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 perform, express emotion in an exceptionally exciting way.
to choose; to select
to lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death
to express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep
loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing
Origin: [OE. wailen, weilen, probably fr. Icel. vla; cf. Icel. v, vei, woe, and E. wayment, also OE. wai, wei, woe. Cf. Woe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wāl, v.i. to lament or sorrow audibly.—v.t. to bemoan: to grieve over.—n. a cry of woe: loud weeping.—n. Wail′er.—adj. Wail′ful, sorrowful, mournful.—n. Wail′ing.—adv. Wail′ingly. [M. E. weilen—Ice. vaela, vála, to wail—væ, vei, woe.]
What does WAIL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the WAIL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of wail in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of wail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Images & Illustrations of wail
Translations for wail
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- klageråb, hyl, jammerDanish
- heulen, jammernGerman
- gemir, lamentar, llorar, gemidoSpanish
- ulista, valittaa, ulvoa, ulina, itkeäFinnish
- vagir, se lamenterFrench
- piagnucolare, ululare, gemere, gemito, lamentarsi, lamento, urlo, piangereItalian
- うなり, 泣き声Japanese
- kreet, schreeuwDutch
- причитать, вопить, вой, стенание, выть, вытьё, стенать, вопльRussian
Get even more translations for wail »
Find a translation for the wail definition in other languages:
Select another language: