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Synonyms for wail
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail(verb)

    a cry of sorrow and grief

    "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

    Synonyms:
    coronach, lament, dirge, lamentation, threnody, mourning, plaint, requiem, elegy

  2. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup(verb)

    emit long loud cries

    "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"

    Synonyms:
    howl, whimper, yawl, yaup, wrawl, yowl, yammer, pule, mewl, thunder, ululate, bellow, roar

  3. wail, whimper, mewl, pule(verb)

    cry weakly or softly

    "she wailed with pain"

    Synonyms:
    howl, yawl, yaup, whimper, pule, mewl, ululate, roar

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wail(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lament, moan, bemoan, bewail, deplore, mourn over, grieve for (audibly)

  2. wail(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    moan, lament, cry

  3. wail(n.)

    Synonyms:
    moan, lamentation, complaint, plaint, lament, wailing, cry

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    wall

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How to use wail in a sentence?

  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for songWild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night longSad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong

  2. Martin Scorsese:

    We became friends over the years and I had the honor of being roasted by him more than once - sometimes when I didn't expect it. He just started showing up at places and insulting me, experiencing Don, and tuning into his mind, I witnessed the evolution of his comedy. It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail. Nobody else did what he did.

  3. Barbara King:

    There was one gorilla whose long-term mate and friend died in the zoo, and he first tried to revive her, even bringing her favorite food to her and putting it in her hand and poking her, and then at some point he seemed to come to a really stunning realization that his friend was not going to move. I don’t know if that’s a concept of death, but his behavior changed and he let out a very agonizing wail and stopped trying to revive her. Clearly something cognitive and emotional happened to him at that moment.

  4. Minna Antrim:

    The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.


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