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Wail appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Mad at Apulia, will I kill a Tupelo mafioso if a mole put all I kill", I wail, "up at a dam?"
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Video footage: A guy full of energy, anger and strength, with the sweatshirt and hood, is a gritty wail of ambition, strength, anger and passion together. Concept: gym, effort, love, portrait.
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Definition of the noun wail

What does wail mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wails

  1. a cry of sorrow and grief

Alternative definition of the noun wail


  1. A prolonged cry, usually high-pitched, especially as of grief or anguish.
  2. Any similar sound as of lamentation; a howl.

Definition of the verb wail

What does wail mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wailed | wailing | wails

  1. emit long loud cries
  2. cry weakly or softly

Alternative definition of the verb wail


  1. To cry out, as in sorrow or anguish.
  2. To weep, lament persistently or bitterly.
  3. To make a noise like mourning or crying.
  4. [slang] [context: music] To perform, express emotion in an exceptionally exciting way.


Wail is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


  1. "Wail" is a musical single of Blues Explosion.
    • released on (18 years ago)
  2. "Wail" is a composition.
  3. "Wail" is a composition.


WAIL is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to Key West, Florida, USA, the station serves the Florida Keys area.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wail

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Google previewExperiencing Stravinsky (2013)

A Listener's Companion by Robin Maconie

The extended wail is the subject and content of Threni, a setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, a searing elegy from the composer's portfolio of twelvetone compositions. Tears are frequent in the composer's emotional makeup: tears of loss, ...

Google previewGeorge Grant (2001)

by T.F. Rigelhof

Its wail is a warning that ICBMs – Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles – carrying nuclear warheads might just be on the way across the North Pole to attack and destroy major cities in North America. Thousands of such sirens are set up on public ...

Google previewMatisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein (2017)

by Gertrude Stein

To sustain a breath is not so dignified as to laugh longer and to do that with that wail is the principal task of more plucking. A card of time means that all that is shown sparkles. There is no way to have it more than satin. The black and the white ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Nancowry dialect of the Nicobarese language: Nicobarese-Engl. and Engl.-Nicobarese, ed. by mrs. de Roepstorff (1884)

by Frederik Ad de Roepstorff

the women wail and then this is finished. At midnight rum and toddy are 44 drunk (and the) henhoawe (kan6she) ends; all relatives wail. In the early ...

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Usage statistics about wail

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun wail:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb wail:


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Wail Meaning

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Quotes about Wail

Those who wail then in trouble will yell exultantly when they are happy. (Valeriu Butulescu)
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Scrabble value of W4A1I1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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