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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wailing, bawlingadjective

    loud cries made while weeping

  2. lamenting, wailing, wailfuladjective

    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. wailingnoun

    A loud drawn out scream and howl.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wailingnoun

    Lamentation; moan; audible sorrow.

    Etymology: from wail.

    The camp filled with lamentation and mourning, which would be increased by the weeping and wailing of them, which should never see their brethren. Richard Knolles.

    Other cries amongst the Irish, savour of the Scythian barbarism; as the lamentations of their burials, with despairful outcries, and immoderate wailings. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.

    Take up wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears. Jer. ix. 18.

    The wailings of a maiden I recite. John Gay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wailing

    of Wail

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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. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    africa's wailing children-sometimes I wished it was possible to extend my arms around all of africa's children and to let them feel the love and hope for a brighter day-from uncertainty-lack of food and water-good health and housing-from tribal wars- and to enjoy my reggae music in love and peace. I will continue to pray.

  2. Suzi Brodof:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Batman:

    Gotham has fallen silent. The night is no longer broken by the sounds of crime. Children are no longer waken by the sudden crack of a gunshot. There are no more cries in the darkness. No tires screech as wailing sirens chase desperate men and women through narrow streets. In a way it is a Gotham I've always dreamed of. But this is no dream. This is a perversion. This is a nightmare. It is the silence of fear. A silence only broken by the sound of marching feet. A sound that echoes around the world. Marching feet. The rhyme of dictators. Our world is ruled by iron fist of the man of steel.

  5. Kevin Smith:

    We were trying to make it even before the heart attack happened, we were getting close, then the heart attack happened and pushed us back like a year or something. But after the heart attack, the movie just became informed by it, because they told me,' Hey, you got a 20 % chance of living tonight' -- which is like' You've got an 80 % chance of dying, motherf-cker.' And so all I could think about was, like,' Oh, s ---, this is the end.' And I wasn't upset, I wasn't wailing and gnashing teeth. I was like,' You know what ? I had a really good run, and I'm only 47, and that part sucks, but I can't complain.'.

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