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Noun wail has 1 sense
  1. lament, lamentation, plaint, wail - a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
    --1 is a kind of complaint
    Derived forms: verb wail1, verb wail2
Verb wail has 2 senses
  1. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
    --1 is one way to shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall
    Derived forms: noun wail1, noun wailer1, noun wailing1
    Sample sentences:
    You can hear animals wail in the meadows
    The meadows wail with animals
  2. wail, whimper, mewl, pule - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
    --2 is one way to cry, weep
    Derived form: noun wail1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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