Synonyms of wail in English:

wail


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noun

1‘I heard a wail of anguish’

SYNONYMS
howl, bawl, yowl, keening
cry, cry of grief, cry of pain, lament, lamentation, sob, moan, groan
shriek, scream, yelp, bellow, roar, caterwaul
whine, complaint, whimper
rare ululation

verb

1‘the children immediately began to wail’

SYNONYMS
howl, weep, cry, sob, moan, groan, keen, lament, yowl, blubber, snivel, whimper, whine, squall, bawl, shriek, scream, yelp, caterwaul, waul
complain, grumble, carp, sorrow, beat one's breast
Scottish greet
rare ululate