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  1. wail

    • IPA[wāl]

    美式

    • n.
      a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger;a sound resembling a prolonged high-pitched cry
    • v.
      give a cry of pain, grief, or anger;make a sound resembling a wail
    • verb: wail, 3rd person present: wails, gerund or present participle: wailing, past tense: wailed, past participle: wailed

    • noun: wail, plural noun: wails

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger Christopher let out a wail
    • a sound resembling a prolonged high-pitched cry the wail of an air-raid siren

    動詞

    • 1. give a cry of pain, grief, or anger Tina ran off wailing “But why?” she wailed
    • make a sound resembling a wail the wind wailed and buffeted the timber structure
    • manifest or feel deep sorrow for; lament she wailed her wretched life