Origin of wail
OTHER WORDS FROM wailwailer, nounwail·ing·ly, adverbun·wailed, adjectiveun·wail·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wailwail , whale
How to use wail in a sentence
The album’s continuous flow of shimmering synthesizer swirls and electronic wails that envelop and seemingly expand in all directions reveal Strom’s innate world-building skills.Pauline Anna Strom’s posthumous album cements her legacy as an electronic music visionary|Jonathan Williger|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Along with her wails, she’d repeat the same phrases, over and over — all part of a daily ritual that spanned some four hours, until a collection of voices told her they were satisfied.‘Call of Duty’ voice actors spent the summer on video calls like the rest of us|Mike Hume|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
For all of the bellyaching, tooth gnashing, and public wailing, Democrats have no one to blame but themselves.
When the Iraqis resume shouting and wailing at you, Hassan translates every exclamation until you tell him to stop.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him,” she writes.
In his 2000 visit to Israel, the Polish pope placed a note at the Wailing Wall seeking forgiveness for Christian anti-Semitism.
When Japan scored a point there were moans and a long wailing cry of E-yay.
At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The sentinel was singing a sequedilla above; and its notes came to them with the wailing blast.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He came close to having convulsions when a squad car passed on the next street west, its siren wailing.
And an answering cry sounded across the lagoon—thin, wailing, piteous.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
The hero hears sounds of wailing, and finds the maiden, the daughter of the King of the Isles, exposed upon the seashore.The Three Days' Tournament|Jessie L. Weston