wailful

adjective
wail·​ful | \ˈwāl-fəl \

Definition of wailful 

1 : uttering a sound suggestive of wailing

2 : expressing grief or pain : sorrowful, mournful a wailful cry

Other Words from wailful

wailfully \ˈwāl-​fə-​lē \ adverb

First Known Use of wailful

1544, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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