Definition of wail :
1. Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing.
2. To choose; to select.
3. To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep.
4. To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death.
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blow (part of speech: verb)
lament (part of speech: verb)
- The little wail told a thousand things, and Pierre, shocked out of the thought of his own troubles, waited. - "Riders of the Silences", Max Brand.
- Make every effort, and if you understand your trade well, and know your master, you must compel him to laugh till he cries, when he would fain wail for grief, like a little girl. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- On the way to his house she is cheerful, but when they reach the lover's house she begins to cry and wail, whereupon she is locked up in a cabin that has no window. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.