wail

Part of speech: verb

To moan.

Part of speech: noun

A prolonged moan; plaintive cry.

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Usage examples "wail":

  1. It was a death- wail. - "In the Musgrave Ranges", Jim Bushman.
  2. Set down, and let him wail! - "From the Valley of the Missing", 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", Sir Richard Francis Burton.