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synonyms for wailing

  • sobbing
  • weeping
  • bawl
  • bawling
  • blubber
  • blubbering
  • howl
  • howling
  • keening
  • lament
  • lamentation
  • mourning
  • snivel
  • sob
  • tear
  • tears
  • weep
  • whimpering
  • yowl
  • shedding tears
  • the blues
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How to use wailing in a sentence

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.
PAULINE ANNA STROM’S POSTHUMOUS ALBUM CEMENTS HER LEGACY AS AN ELECTRONIC MUSIC VISIONARYJONATHAN WILLIGERFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
‘CALL OF DUTY’ VOICE ACTORS SPENT THE SUMMER ON VIDEO CALLS LIKE THE REST OF USMIKE HUMENOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The sentinel was singing a sequedilla above; and its notes came to them with the wailing blast.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He came close to having convulsions when a squad car passed on the next street west, its siren wailing.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
And an answering cry sounded across the lagoon—thin, wailing, piteous.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The hero hears sounds of wailing, and finds the maiden, the daughter of the King of the Isles, exposed upon the seashore.
THE THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENTJESSIE L. WESTON
The news spread and soon the camp was filled with weeping women and wailing children.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
So she had to go back to dress her mistress, while the old woman lay there, wailing after Betsy.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
It was the high-keyed wailing of this same man-child wanting his bottle, but it eluded Bud completely.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
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WORDS RELATED TO WAILING

  • bellowing
  • blubbering
  • crying
  • groan
  • lament
  • lamentation
  • plaint
  • sobbing
  • wailing
  • weeping
  • bawling
  • sobbing
  • wailing
  • weeping
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