What does the word wail mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To moan.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A prolonged moan; plaintive cry.

Usage examples for wail

  1. It was a death- wail. – In the Musgrave Ranges by Jim Bushman
  2. Set down, and let him wail! – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  3. The Turkish baby appeared to be dying, and was not strong enough to wail. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton