Associations to the word «Wail»


WAIL, noun. A prolonged cry, usually high-pitched, especially as of grief or anguish.
WAIL, noun. Any similar sound as of lamentation; a howl.
WAIL, noun. A sound made by emergency vehicle sirens, contrasted with "yelp" which is higher-pitched and faster.
WAIL, verb. (intransitive) To cry out, as in sorrow or anguish.
WAIL, verb. (intransitive) To weep, lament persistently or bitterly.
WAIL, verb. (intransitive) To make a noise like mourning or crying.
WAIL, verb. (transitive) To lament; to bewail; to grieve over.
WAIL, verb. (slang) (music) To perform with great liveliness and force.
WAIL, verb. (obsolete) To choose; to select.
WAIL ON, verb. (slang) To strike an opponent heavily and repeatedly in a fight.
WAIL ON, verb. (slang) To beat heavily on anything.

Dictionary definition

WAIL, noun. A cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward".
WAIL, verb. Emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow".
WAIL, verb. Cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain".

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe