HyperDic: wail

English > 3 senses of the word wail:
VERBcommunicationwail, howl, ululate, roar, yawl, yaupemit long loud cries
bodywail, whimper, mewl, pulecry weakly or softly
NOUNcommunicationwail, lament, lamentation, plainta cry of sorrow and grief
wail > pronunciation
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English > wail: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA cry of sorrow and grief.
Synonymslament, lamentation, plaint
Broadercomplaint(formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
Spanishgemido, lamentaciones, lamentación, lamento, llanto, lloro, queja
Catalangemec, lament, plor
Verbswailcry weakly or softly
wailemit long loud cries
English > wail: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningemit long loud cries.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelYou can hear animals wail in the meadows; The meadows wail with animals
Example"wail in self-pity"
Synonymshowl, ululate, roar, yawl, yaup
Narrowersquall, waul, wawlmake high-pitched, whiney noises
Broadershout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
Spanishgemir, lamentarse, rugir, ulular
Catalangemegar, gemir, lamentar-se, rugir, udolar, ulular
Nounswaila cry of sorrow and grief
wailera mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries
wailingloud cries made while weeping
English > wail: 3 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningcry weakly or softly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"she wailed with pain"
Synonymswhimper, mewl, pule
Broadercry, weepshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
Spanishgemir, gimotear, lloriquear, sollozar
Catalangemegar, gemir, lamentar-se
Nounswaila cry of sorrow and grief

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