Pronunciation of Wail
/wˈe͡ɪl/, /wˈeɪl/, /w_ˈeɪ_l/
Synonyms for wail:
Other synonyms and related words:
dirge, squawk, blubber, grouch, grievance, Whinge, sorrow, coronach, squeal, sough, repine, deplore, beef, complain, bawl, snivel, requiem, carp, wrawl, growl, inveigh, mourning, fuss, complaint, yowl, gripe, grouse, elegy, yawp, grumble, bellow, howl, Miserere, murmur, plaint, threnody, mewl, lamentation, pule, holler, yawl, ululation, caterwaul, yammer, thunder, bleat.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
cry loudly (verb)
Usage examples for wail:
- " A wail of agony was heard above Zutphen last Sunday," wrote Count Nieuwenar, " a sound as of a mighty massacre, but we know not what has taken place." - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009.
- The man continued to cry out until the tumbrils started, then with a wail of despair he fell on his knees, shaking in every limb, chattering to himself, whether oaths or prayers who shall say? - "The Light That Lures", Percy Brebner.
- The last words were a wail. - "Hanging by a Thread", Gordon Randall Garrett.