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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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wails

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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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2 to make a long loud mournful sound
  • the women stood beside the coffins, wailing for their fallen sons and daughters
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3 to utter a moan
  • the patient lay in her bed, occasionally softly wailing in pain
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