Definitions for wailer

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to utter a prolonged, mournful cry, as in grief or suffering.

  2. to make mournful sounds, as music or the wind.

  3. to lament or mourn bitterly.

  4. Slang. to express emotion musically or verbally in an exciting, satisfying way.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. (v.t.)to express deep sorrow for; mourn.

  6. to express in wailing or in lamentation.

  7. (n.)the act of wailing.

  8. a wailing cry.

  9. any similar mournful sound.

Origin of wail:

1300–50; ME weile (v. and n.), perh. der. of OE weilā(wei)wellaway ; cf. OE wǣlan to torment, ON wǣla to wail


Princeton's WordNet

  1. wailer(noun)

    a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries


  1. wailer(Noun)

    One who wails or laments.

  2. wailer(Noun)

    A hired (professional) mourner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wailer(noun)

    one who wails or laments


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