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wail

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1 a crying out in grief
  • He let out a wail as he read the letter.
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2 a long low sound indicating pain or grief
  • The little girl let out a wail after she fell off her bike.
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3 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • a transit fare increase that is sure to bring wails from the straphangers
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wail

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1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • The state's residents are always wailing about their high taxes.
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kick up a fuss

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2 to make a long loud mournful sound
  • The little boy wailed when told his family's old dog had died.
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3 to utter a moan
  • The patient lay in his bed, occasionally softly wailing in pain.
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