verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of wail
OTHER WORDS FROM wailwail·er, nounwail·ing·ly, adverbun·wailed, adjectiveun·wail·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wailwail whale
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Example sentences from the Web for wailing
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
In his 2000 visit to Israel, the Polish pope placed a note at the Wailing Wall seeking forgiveness for Christian anti-Semitism.
The show kicks off with Tony, who has one Jewish parent and absolutely no faith, visiting the Wailing Wall.
The entire nation is mourning the news, shell-shocked by images of wailing children fleeing the schools single file.What We Know So Far About Connecticut School Shooter Adam Lanza|Kevin Fallon|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Weaving through the jungle of wailing ambulances on 1st Avenue was a bright-eyed young dad, light-blue bassinet in tow.Hundreds Evacuated From NYU’s Tisch Hospital in Hurricane Sandy|Abby Haglage|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The band sounded a wailing chord, and the whole audience broke into loud, heartrending weeping.The Imported Bridegroom|Abraham Cahan
And instead of a wild lamentation, a wailing cry, there should be a solemn silence.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
On this they all joined in a cry of wailing and Achilles led them in their lament.The Iliad|Homer
Outside the wind was wailing like the damned, and the rain which had recommenced with new vigour, rattled noisily upon the panes.The Trampling of the Lilies|Rafael Sabatini
Leaden cloud had veiled the peaks since early morning, and now the pines were wailing dolefully beneath a bitter breeze.Delilah of the Snows|Harold Bindloss