Online Google Dictionary

wail 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/wāl/,
Font size:

wails, plural;
  1. Give such a cry of pain, grief, or anger
    • - Tina ran off wailing
    • - “But why?” she wailed
  2. Make a sound resembling such a cry
    • - the wind wailed and buffeted the timber structure
  3. Manifest or feel deep sorrow for; lament
    • - she wailed her wretched life
Noun
  1. A prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger
    • - Christopher let out a wail
  2. A sound resembling this
    • - the wail of an air-raid siren

  1. howl: emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
  2. lament: a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
  3. cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
  4. (wailing) lamenting: vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression; "lamenting sinners"; "wailing mourners"; "the wailing wind"; "wailful bagpipes"; "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare
  5. (wailing) loud cries made while weeping
  6. WAIL (99.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to Key West, Florida, USA, the station serves the Florida Keys area. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.
  7. (Wailing) Crying (also called sobbing, wailing, weeping, bawling, and blubbering) is shedding tears as a response to an emotional state in humans. ...
  8. A loud cry or shriek; To cry out, as in sorrow; To weep loudly; To make a noise like crying
  9. (wailing) A loud drawn out scream and howl
  10. (wailing) used by eyases/fledglings when begging for food.  Adults will also wail when laying on eggs to indicate change from one adult to another
  11. A wail falling upon your ear while in the midst of a dream, brings fearful news of disaster and woe. For a young woman to hear a wail, foretells that she will be deserted and left alone in distress, and perchance disgrace. See Weeping.
  12. To play a tune extremely well.Count Basie did a tune called "Prince of Wails" -- a clever play on words. Damn, Basie's band can really "wail."
  13. (verb) -- to cry or yell loudly and sadly
  14. To thoroughly enjoy yourself dancing. To dance with abandon. As in, Ah wail dong de place.
  15. to play extremely well.