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The album’s continuous flow of shimmering synthesizer swirls and electronic wails that envelop and seemingly expand in all directions reveal Strom’s innate world-building skills.

Along with her wails, she’d repeat the same phrases, over and over — all part of a daily ritual that spanned some four hours, until a collection of voices told her they were satisfied.

For all of the bellyaching, tooth gnashing, and public wailing, Democrats have no one to blame but themselves.

When the Iraqis resume shouting and wailing at you, Hassan translates every exclamation until you tell him to stop.

“I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him,” she writes.

In his 2000 visit to Israel, the Polish pope placed a note at the Wailing Wall seeking forgiveness for Christian anti-Semitism.

When Japan scored a point there were moans and a long wailing cry of E-yay.

At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.

The sentinel was singing a sequedilla above; and its notes came to them with the wailing blast.

He came close to having convulsions when a squad car passed on the next street west, its siren wailing.

And an answering cry sounded across the lagoon—thin, wailing, piteous.

The hero hears sounds of wailing, and finds the maiden, the daughter of the King of the Isles, exposed upon the seashore.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wailing, such as: sobbing, weeping, bawl, bawling, bewailing, and blubber.

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