wail


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Synonyms for wail

Synonyms for wail

to make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears

to cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress

Synonyms

to utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound

a long, mournful cry

Synonyms for wail

a cry of sorrow and grief

cry weakly or softly

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Once together, we stood almost back to back against the great boulder, and thus the creatures were prevented from soaring above us to deliver their deadly blows, and as we were easily their match while they remained upon the ground, we were making great headway in dispatching what remained of them when our attention was again attracted by the shrill wail of the caller above our heads.
Right you are," said De Montfort, "but I could have sworn 'twas a child's feeble wail had I not seen the two filthy rodents with mine own eyes.
As he ran toward the man, Bradley heard above him the same uncanny wail that had set every nerve on edge several nights before, and the dismal flapping of huge wings.
The shot struck the creature in the belly where there was no protecting armor, eliciting a new note which rose in a shrill whistle and ended in a wail.
Bradley fired at the vanishing menacer of their peace and safety; but whether he scored a hit or not, none could tell, though, following the shot, there was wafted back to them the same piercing wail that had on other occasions frozen their marrow.
The widow flung herself upon the dead body and clasped it in a tight embrace, as if her kisses and the tears with which she covered it could give it warmth again; during the pause, came the wail of the servants:
The wail was immediately followed by a real scream of terror from the small lungs.
And not only this, but to that ever-contracting, dropping circle ashore, who, for any reason, possessed the privilege of a less banned approach to him; to that timid circle the above hinted casualty --remaining, as it did, moodily unaccounted for by Ahab --invested itself with terrors, not entirely underived from the land of spirits and of wails.
Many things happened during the hours in which she slept so heavily, but she was not disturbed by the wails and the sound of things being carried in and out of the bungalow.
At that hour the clear-voiced nymphs are with him and move with nimble feet, singing by some spring of dark water, while Echo wails about the mountain-top, and the god on this side or on that of the choirs, or at times sidling into the midst, plies it nimbly with his feet.
Then a group of three or four other whales a few miles away let out a similar wail, and the two hunters swam at full speed to join the pod.
The wail could also be heard in Israel, where citizens of the war-torn and terrorized country lamented the loss of Israeli Air Force Col.
WALEED AL SHEHRI: Aged 21 to 27, he is the brother of Wail
Glasgow Rangers had a decentish wail about having to visit Anzhi Makhachkala in the Uefa Cup, and I can't say I blame them.
Holocaust memories: Air raid sirens wail in tribute to murdered millions