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wails

noun , plural of wail

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1 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
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2 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
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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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