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Synonyms for wailful

vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression

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Disease can never be conquered, can never be quelled by emotion's wailful screaming or faith's cymballic prayer.
a land where wailful winds whisper of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Custer.
After a moment of silence at 5:13 AM, there will be the eerie wailful sound of dozens of sirens from scores of vintage along with fire trucks and police cars followed by the traditional wreath laying by the mayor and the singing of "San Francisco.
11) Their emphasis is on an absence of human signs: Kendall, for instance, pictures Australian starlight "dropping on those lone grave-grasses" with only "the wailful sea" and wind in trees above the buried sailor to break the silence.