wailful

[weyl-fuh l]
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adjective

mournful; plaintive.

Nearby words

  1. waikaremoana,
  2. waikato,
  3. waikiki,
  4. wail,
  5. wail like a banshee,
  6. wailfully,
  7. wailsome,
  8. wailuku,
  9. wain,
  10. wainscot

Origin of wailful

First recorded in 1535–45; wail + -ful

Related formswail·ful·ly, adverb

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