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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


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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Terror made me cruel; and, finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes: still it wailed, 'Let me in
she wailed, "if we cannot find some means of getting the body out of the house.
The wind searched close along the earth, the stones were cutting and icy, the bare hazels wailed about him; and soon the air of the afternoon began to be vocal with those strange and dismal harpings that herald snow.
Pulling her beautiful hair over her face, as the leper of old his mantle, she wailed out.
Ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla," wailed that superhuman note-- great waves of sound sweeping down the broad, sunlit road- way, between the tall buildings on each side.
It was a slender and light clad little boy, who leaned his face upon a hillock of fresh-turned and half-frozen earth, and wailed bitterly, yet in a suppressed tone, as if his grief might receive the punishment of crime.
But the family were glad again when they perceived that the latch was lifted by some traveller, whose footsteps had been unheard amid the dreary blast which heralded his approach, and wailed as he was entering, and went moaning away from the door.
She's ashore already," he wailed, trying to tear him- self away.
Suddenly he bowed his head on his knees and wailed.