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Meaning of wail

wail

Pronunciation: (wāl), [key]
—v.t.
  1. to express deep sorrow for; mourn; lament; bewail: to wail the dead; to wail one's fate.
  2. to express in wailing; cry or say in lamentation: to wail one's grief.
—n.
  1. the act of wailing.
  2. a wailing cry, as of grief, pain, or despair.
  3. any similar mournful sound: the wail of an old tune.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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