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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wailing, bawling(adj)

    loud cries made while weeping

  2. lamenting, wailing, wailful(adj)

    vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression

    "lamenting sinners"; "wailing mourners"; "the wailing wind"; "wailful bagpipes"; "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

Wiktionary

  1. wailing(Noun)

    A loud drawn out scream and howl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wailing

    of Wail

How to pronounce wailing?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say wailing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wailing in a Sentence

  1. Suzi Brodof:

    They're just inconsolable, it's not just crying. It's a high-pitched wailing.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.

  3. Photographer Abd Alkader Habak:

    The scene was horrible -- especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you, so I decided along with my colleagues that we'd put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people.

  4. Jacob Rees-Mogg:

    All these people who are wailing and gnashing of teeth know that there are two ways of doing what they want to do, one, is to change the government and the other is to change the law. If they do either of those that will then have an effect.

  5. Bhartrihari:

    Hark! here the sound of lute so sweet, And there the voice of wailing loud; Here scholars grave in conclave meet, There howls the brawling drunken crowd; Here, charming maidens full of glee, There, tottering, withered dames we see. Such light! Such shade! I cannot tell, If here we live in heaven or hell.

Images & Illustrations of wailing

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