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Noun: wailing  wey-ling
  1. Loud cries made while weeping
    - bawling
Adjective: wailing  wey-ling
  1. Vocally expressing grief, sorrow or resembling such expression
    "wailing mourners"; "the wailing wind";
    - lamenting, wailful
Verb: wail  weyl
  1. Emit long loud cries
    "wail in self-pity";
    - howl, ululate, roar, yawl, yaup
     
  2. Cry weakly or softly
    "she wailed with pain";
    - whimper, mewl, pule

Sounds like: wailed, wailing, w

Derived forms: wailings

See also: sorrowful

Type of: call, cry, crying, holler, hollo [non-standard], scream, shout, shout out, squall, tears, weep, weeping, yell

Encyclopedia: Wailing

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