wailing 1 of 2

as in weeping
expressing or suggesting mourning a wailing quality in her voice that makes her a natural for country music

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wailing

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verb

present participle of wail
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as in howling
to make a long loud mournful sound the women stood beside the coffins, wailing for their fallen sons and daughters

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“Wailing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wailing. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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