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v. wailed, wail·ing, wails
1. To make a long, loud, high-pitched cry, as in grief, sorrow, or fear. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound suggestive of a cry: The wind wailed through the trees.
v.tr. Archaic
To lament over; bewail.
1. A long, loud, high-pitched cry, as of grief or pain.
2. A long, loud, high-pitched sound: the wail of a siren.
3. A loud, bitter protest: A wail of misery went up when new parking restrictions were announced.

[Middle English wailen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse vāla, vǣla.]

wail′er n.
wail′ing·ly adv.


in a wailing manner
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