a crying out in grief <a prolonged wail arose from every corner of the city as the victims of the earthquake were unearthed from the rubble> Related Words cry
, cri de coeur
a long low sound indicating pain or grief <rescuers heard a faint wail coming from the pile of rubble, a sure sign that one of the victims was still alive> Related Words blubbering
an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <a transit fare increase that is sure to bring wails from the straphangers> Synonyms beef
, whinge [British]
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