wail


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wail \Wail\, v. i.
   To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep.
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         Therefore I will wail and howl. --Micah i. 8.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wail \Wail\, n.
   Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing. "The wail of the
   forest." --Longfellow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wail \Wail\, v. t. [Cf. Icel. val choice, velja to choose, akin
   to Goth. waljan, G. w[aum]hlen.]
   To choose; to select. [Obs.] "Wailed wine and meats."
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wail \Wail\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wailed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wailing.] [OE. wailen, weilen, probably fr. Icel. v[ae]la;
   cf. Icel. v[ae], vei, woe, and E. wayment, also OE. wai, wei,
   woe. Cf. Woe.]
   To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's
   death. --Shak.
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