Pronunciation of Wails
/wˈe͡ɪlz/, /wˈeɪlz/, /w_ˈeɪ_l_z/
Synonyms for wails:
agonizes, sobs, bewails, moans, Cries, clamors, grieves, snuffles, groans, bemoans, decries, whines, laments, mourns, weeps, ululates, longs, sniffles, sighs, whimpers.
Usage examples for wails:
- That's enough, he said, of weeps and wails! - "Marjorie's Vacation", Carolyn Wells.
- We carried water up the stairs in buckets and in pails, And sometimes splashed it on our legs, and rent the air with wails, But if the nights were very cold, by closing every door We were allowed to take our bath upon the kitchen floor. - "The Path to Home", Edgar A. Guest.