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verb as in cry loudly

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As McSpadden wailed in grief, Head climbed on the hood of the car to console her.

Little Kristina wailed as she was taken out of sight of her mother; she has not been seen since.

My chest pressed into the foot of the crib, arms outstretched through bars, I wailed at an open door to an empty staircase.

Huddled in groups outside the storefronts, people chatted and waited, cried and wailed the names of the missing.

Windows and doors rattled, and sirens wailed in the gathering night.

As the music wailed its dying cadences into this fateful silence, Tom met her eyes across the room.

Amazed, forgetful of their discomfort, the girls listened while the throbbing, haunting melody wailed itself to a close.

I never thought I could eat so much, wailed Janet, after a particularly hearty meal.

"I—I don't want you to," wailed Genevieve, dabbing her eyes with her handkerchief.

Strong men were crying out in agony; women wailed; there were tears on the most iron cheek.


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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wailed, such as: moan, sob, fuss, whimper, grieve, and mourn.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.