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[ noun ] loud cries made while weeping

Synonyms

bawling

Used in print

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

With shout and slow dance , with tears and song , with scream and contortion , the corner group was beset by hysteria and shivering , wailing , shouting , possession of something that seemed like an alien and outside force .

Related terms

crying howl

2
[ adjective ] vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression

Synonyms

wailful lamenting

Examples

"lamenting sinners" "wailing mourners" "the wailing wind" "wailful bagpipes" "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

Related terms

sorrowful

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