Synonyms of wailing


1. wailing, bawling, crying, weeping, tears

usage: loud cries made while weeping


1. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup, shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall

usage: emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"

2. wail, whimper, mewl, pule, cry, weep

usage: cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"


1. lamenting, wailing, wailful, sorrowful (vs. joyful)

usage: vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression; "lamenting sinners"; "wailing mourners"; "the wailing wind"; "wailful bagpipes"; "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

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