As the women “wail” and the men “dance,” the community takes time to “demonstrate care and respect for the dead.”
A helicopter chugged above and there was the wail of a siren.
If this concord be rejected and the lust of war prevail, Soon within these ancient chambers will resound the sound of wail!
He will be curious about the wail, and will return to investigate it.
Our hearts were not so firmly strung to wail notes of grief and woe.
The poor woman burst into tears and uttered a wail of despair.
Mercy:—I dreamt that I lay in some lone wood to weep and wail, for that my heart should be so hard a one.
Since midnight not a sound out of her, not a wail, 95 not a sob.
She began to cry and wail and said, "I told you I wanted such a fish, and yet you let him go; I am sure you do not love me."
She braced herself to restrain a wail of sorrow if she saw his disillusionment.
[fr the notion of a well-performed blues number, with its melodious lamentations]