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English

Etymology

Probably from Old Norse væla[1]

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -eɪl

Homophones

Noun

Singular
wail

Plural
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wail ({{{1}}})
  1. A loud cry or shriek.
    She let out a loud, doleful wail.

Verb

Infinitive
to wail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cry out, as in sorrow.
  2. To weep loudly.
  3. To make a noise like crying.
    The wind wailed and the rain streamed down.

Translations

  • Portuguese: gemido
  • German: [1,2] klagen
  • Danish: klage; jamre;
  • Italian: strillo
  • Finnish: valittaa; voivottaa;
  • Japanese:
  • Latin:
  • Russian:
  • Dutch: huilen

Derived terms

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Etymology in Webster's Dictionary

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