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Another word for wail

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Verb
  1. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears

      1. (Intransitive) Utter a yowl.
      2. To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
      3. To say or utter with a yowl.
      1. To express emotion, such as grief, sadness, or joy, by shedding tears.
      2. To shed (tears) as an expression of emotion:
      3. To manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by crying, wailing, or, esp., shedding tears
      1. To put or bring (oneself) into a specified condition by sobbing:
      2. To weep aloud with a catch or break in the voice and short, gasping breaths
      3. To weep aloud with convulsive gasping; cry uncontrollably.
      1. To wail in lamentation, especially for the dead.
      2. To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
      3. (Intransitive) To utter a keen.
      1. To cry or wail loudly, as in pain, sorrow, or anger.
      2. (Slang) To laugh heartily.
      3. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
      1. To sob and shed tears, in expressing sorrow, pain, grief, etc.; weep
      2. To shed tears, especially as a result of strong emotion such as grief, sorrow, pain, or joy.
      3. (Archaic) To beg for; implore:
      1. To say while blubbering
      2. To sob noisily.
      3. To utter while crying and sobbing.
      1. To shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
      2. To weep and wail loudly
      3. To cry or sob loudly; wail.
    See also:

    sounds

    happy

  2. To cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress

    See also:

    sounds

  3. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound

      1. (Intransitive) Utter a yowl.
      2. To say or utter with a yowl.
      3. To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
      1. To howl or hoot
      2. To wail or lament loudly
      3. To howl, wail, or lament loudly, especially by alternating rapidly between two high-pitched sounds.
      1. To complain about; bewail
      2. To complain, lament, grieve, etc.
      3. To complain, lament, or grieve:
      1. To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
      2. To drive or effect by howling
      3. To utter the long, loud, wailing cry of wolves, dogs, etc.
      1. To utter a deep, prolonged bark.
      2. To bark or howl in long, deep tones
      3. To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
    See also:

    sounds

Noun
  1. A long, mournful cry

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    sounds

Another word for wail

Verb
      1. To grieve audibly; wail.
      2. To regret deeply; deplore:
      3. To feel deep sorrow or express it as by weeping or wailing; mourn; grieve
      1. To manifest or give expression to a strong emotion, usually grief or sorrow, by crying, wailing, or, esp., shedding tears
      2. To weep for; lament; bewail; mourn
      3. To lament or mourn
      1. To complain, lament, or grieve:
      2. To utter a moan or moans.
      3. To complain, lament, grieve, etc.
    See also:

    cry

    mourn

    cry