Definition of Wailing in English :

Define Wailing in English

Wailing meaning in English

Meaning of Wailing in English

Pronunciation of Wailing in English

Wailing pronunciation in English

Pronounce Wailing in English


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1. bawling, wailing

loud cries made while weeping


2. lamenting, wailful, wailing

vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression

Example Sentences:
'lamenting sinners'
'wailing mourners'
'the wailing wind'
'wailful bagpipes'
'tangle her desires with wailful sonnets'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of wailing
prolonged high-pitched cries, as of grief or misery
Mace still remembers the pitiful wailing of the trapped and the wounded.
prolonged high-pitched sounds
Our artillery opened up and we heard a fearful wailing and screeching.
The silence was broken by the wailing of police sirens.

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v. wailed, wail·ing, wails
1. To make a long, loud, high-pitched cry, as in grief, sorrow, or fear. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To make a prolonged, high-pitched sound suggestive of a cry: The wind wailed through the trees.
To lament over; bewail.
1. A long, loud, high-pitched cry, as of grief or pain.
2. A long, loud, high-pitched sound: the wail of a siren.
3. A loud, bitter protest: A wail of misery went up when new parking restrictions were announced.

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