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wailing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

wail +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wailing (plural wailings)

  1. A loud drawn out scream and howl.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5:
      'For as soon as I heard Tewkesbury tell of screams and wailings in the air, and no one to be seen,' said Elzevir, 'I guessed that some poor soul had got shut in the vault, and was there crying for his life.

VerbEdit

wailing

  1. Present participle of wail.
    Craig ran off wailing because his friend pulled a prank on him.