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Definitions of wail

  1. emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. To lament; to bewail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To choose; to select. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To mourn or lament aloud; to utter a loud cry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A lamentation or mournful cry. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To lament or sorrow audibly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To bemoan: to grieve over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A cry of woe: loud weeping. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To weep aloud; lament; bemoan. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To moan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A prolonged moan; plaintive cry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Loud weeping; violent lamentation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To express sorrow audibly; to weep. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To cry out in sorrow for; to express sorrow by a mournful crying. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Loud and mournful weeping; audible sorrow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. w[=a]l, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. (Lament, i. & t., with) prolonged plaintive inarticulate usu. High-pitched cry; (fig.) lament (ation) in words (often over); (of wind &c.) sound (v. & n.) like person wailing. Hence wailful a. (poet.), wailingly adv. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. Loud weeping ; violent lamentation ; great mourning. Cabinet Dictionary

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