Wailed
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • wailed — weɪl n. lamentation, cry of grief; long loud shrill sound; expression of objection or resentment v. lament, mourn, cry for; make a long loud shrill sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wail — UK [weɪl] / US verb Word forms wail : present tense I/you/we/they wail he/she/it wails present participle wailing past tense wailed past participle wailed 1) [intransitive/transitive] to shout or cry with a long high sound to show that you are in …   English dictionary

  • wail — [[t]we͟ɪl[/t]] wails, wailing, wailed 1) VERB If someone wails, they make long, loud, high pitched cries which express sorrow or pain. The women began to wail in mourning... [V for n] A mother wailing for her lost child. Derived words: wailing N… …   English dictionary

  • wail — [weıl] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) [T] to say something in a loud, sad, and complaining way ▪ But what shall I do? Bernard wailed. 2.) to cry out with a long high sound, especially because you are very sad or in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wail — [ weıl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to shout or cry with a long high sound to show that you are in pain or very sad: The baby wailed all night. I m so lonely, wailed Alice. 2. ) intransitive to make a long high sound: wailing sirens ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wail — verb 1 (T) to say something in a loud, sad, and complaining way: “But what shall I do?” Bernard wailed. 2 (I) to cry out with a long, high sound, especially because you are very sad or in pain: weeping and wailing: weeping and wailing with grief… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ὀξυκώκυτον — ὀξυκώκῡτον , ὀξυκώκυτος wailed with shrill cries masc/fem acc sg ὀξυκώκῡτον , ὀξυκώκυτος wailed with shrill cries neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • wail´er — wail «wayl», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to cry long and loud because of grief or pain: »The baby wailed. 2. to make a mournful or shrill sound: »The wind wailed around the old house. The sirens were wailing for a total blackout (Graham Greene). 3. to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wail — Wail, v. t. [Cf. Icel. val choice, velja to choose, akin to Goth. waljan, G. w[ a]hlen.] To choose; to select. [Obs.] Wailed wine and meats. Henryson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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