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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. loud cries made while weeping;
[syn: wailing, bawling]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression;
- Example: "lamenting sinners"
- Example: "wailing mourners"
- Example: "the wailing wind"
- Example: "wailful bagpipes"
- Example: "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare
[syn: lamenting, wailing, wailful]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wail \Wail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wailing.] [OE. wailen, weilen, probably fr. Icel. v[ae]la; cf. Icel. v[ae], vei, woe, and E. wayment, also OE. wai, wei, woe. Cf. Woe.] To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wailing adj 1: vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression; "lamenting sinners"; "wailing mourners"; "the wailing wind"; "wailful bagpipes"; "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare [syn: lamenting, wailing, wailful] n 1: loud cries made while weeping [syn: wailing, bawling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "wailing": acute, argute, bawling, bemoaning, bewailing, blatant, creaky, crying, ear-piercing, grieving, howling, in mourning, keen, keening, lamentation, lamenting, lowing, moaning, mourning, mugient, penetrating, piercing, piping, puling, reedy, screaky, screeching, screechy, sharp, shrieking, shrieky, shrill, sorrow, sorrowing, squeaking, squeaky, thin, ululant, ululation, whining, whistling