Synonyms for wail

Synonyms for (noun) wail

Synonyms: wail, lament, lamentation, plaint

Definition: a cry of sorrow and grief

Usage: their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward

Similar words: complaint

Definition: (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

Synonyms for (verb) wail

Synonyms: pule, whimper, wail, mewl

Definition: cry weakly or softly

Usage: she wailed with pain

Similar words: cry, weep

Definition: shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

Usage: She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death; The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

Synonyms: roar, ululate, yaup, yawl, wail, howl

Definition: emit long loud cries

Usage: wail in self-pity; howl with sorrow

Similar words: yell, holler, hollo, call, scream, shout, shout out, squall, cry

Definition: utter a sudden loud cry

Usage: she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle; I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

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