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Definition 1: loud cries made while weeping - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for wailing in the sense of this definition

(wailing is a kind of ...) the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

"I hate to hear the crying of a child" "she was in tears"

Definition 2: vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wailing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lamenting sinners
  • wailing mourners
  • the wailing wind
  • wailful bagpipes
  • tangle her desires with wailful sonnets

Synonyms for wailing in the sense of this definition

(wailing is similar to ...) experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

"sorrowful widows" "a sorrowful tale of death and despair" "sorrowful news" "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"

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