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Noun wail has 1 sense
- 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
Verb wail has 2 senses
- 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
You can hear animals wail in the meadows
The meadows wail with animals
- wail, whimper, mewl, pule - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
--2 is one way to cry, weep