verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of wail
OTHER WORDS FROM wailwailer, nounwail·ing·ly, adverbun·wailed, adjectiveun·wail·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wailwail , whale
Words nearby wail
Example sentences from the Web for wail
As the women “wail” and the men “dance,” the community takes time to “demonstrate care and respect for the dead.”
Kirsty, understandably, was not impressed at being dumped on her dream day, and her bereft wail filled the church.America, Presenting Your New Addiction: ‘The Archers’|Tim Teeman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Tel Aviv's cafes still buzz with activity, even as the sirens wail.
As CEOs, investors, and lobbyists wail, Republicans will only be able to deliver if they can coax President Obama into a deal.No Deal on the Fiscal Cliff May Not Be Such a Bad Thing|Daniel Gross|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A helicopter chugged above and there was the wail of a siren.
His childhood, except when he could be rocked and sung into sickly sleep, was one long piteous wail.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Gradually all grew still and then over the river came the terrible hunger wail of a tiger.
Throughout the country-side, wherever the echo of the wail was heard, a tension fell upon everything.
He ate it in silence, except that every now and then he uttered a sort of wail, and looked up at Lillyston.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
And in windy, still frozen March the wail of a tiny baby was heard in the house.