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Synonyms for wail
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wailverb

    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, yaupverb

    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, puleverb

    cry weakly or softly

    "she wailed with pain"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wailverb

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

  2. wailverb

    Synonyms:
    moan, lament, cry

  3. wailnoun

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "wail":

    wall

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How to use wail in a sentence?

  1. Minna Antrim:

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

  2. 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

  3. Candidate McBath:

    Just this primal wail came out of me, and I was like,' Where's Jordan ?' I just started screaming. Jordan's father said, he told me' Jordan is dead,' i felt like in that moment that everything I had done to protect him, it wasn't good enough.

  4. 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.

  5. Aline Tanios:

    Cardinal Glennon Children Hospital's agonizing sometimes, especially when Wail Hayajneh see these kids spiraling down before they head to the ICU.


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