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English definition of “wail”

wail

verb     /weɪl/
PERSON [I, T] to cry loudly because you are very unhappy : "I've lost my mummy ," she wailed.Sounds made by humans with their mouths
DANGER [I] If a siren (= loud noise to warn of danger ) wails, it makes a noise : Somewhere in the distance a police siren was wailing.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
wail noun [C]
(Definition of wail verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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