wail
1. [ verb ] emit long loud cries
Synonyms: roar howl yawl ululate
Examples:

"wail in self-pity", "howl with sorrow"

Related terms: shout squall howl bellow wailing wailer
2. [ verb ] cry weakly or softly
Synonyms: whimper pule mewl
Examples:

"she wailed with pain"

Related terms: cry whimper
3. [ noun ] a cry of sorrow and grief
Synonyms: lamentation plaint lament
Examples:

"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

Related terms: complaint howl lament
Similar spelling:   wawl
  waul
  wall
  wale
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  Wally
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  wallow
  Walley
  wallah
  walleye