Origin of wail
OTHER WORDS FROM wailwail·er, nounun·wailed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wailwail , whale
Words nearby wail
How to use wail in a sentence
The sirens and the wails will recur … again and again and again.Butterfly Effect: Guess Who Gains From a Burning Jerusalem?|Charu Kasturi|May 13, 2021|Ozy
As the women “wail” and the men “dance,” the community takes time to “demonstrate care and respect for the dead.”Kissing the Corpses in Ebola Country|Abby Haglage|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Israel vs. Gaza: a Tale of Two Battlefields|Dan Ephron|November 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.London's Living Sculptures|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST
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.