What is another word for wail?

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[ wˈe͡ɪl], [ wˈe‍ɪl], [ w_ˈeɪ_l]

Wail is a word that means to make a loud and mournful sound, typically as an expression of distress or sadness. Some synonyms for wail include howl, cry, shriek, lament, moan, sob, keen and bawl. Howl can be used to describe a long, loud, mournful cry by animals like wolves. Cry and sob can be used interchangeably to describe a mournful sound made by someone in distress. Shriek, keen and bawl can be used to describe loud vocalizations made under stressful or painful circumstances. Lament and moan can be used to describe a prolonged expression of grief or sorrow.

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How to use "Wail" in context?

I remember the first time I heard a wail. It was the summer after sixth grade, and my sister and I were bugging our parents to let us go to the mall. We were on the phone, and I could hear her crying in the background. I asked her what was wrong, and she said that her best friend was getting married and her family was flying down from Oregon to visit her. My sister is a trooper, but that moment broke her. She started to wail, and I hugged her tight until she stopped. That wail defined my sister and her relationship with her family for years to come.

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  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass
      wall, WAII.

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