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Mewl vs. Wail

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Mewlverb

To cry weakly with a soft, high-pitched sound; to whimper; to whine.

Wailverb

(intransitive) To cry out, as in sorrow or anguish.

Mewlnoun

A soft cry or whimper; an act of mewling.

Wailverb

(intransitive) To weep, lament persistently or bitterly.

Mewlverb

To cry, as a young child; to squall.

Wailverb

(intransitive) To make a noise like mourning or crying.

‘The wind wailed and the rain streamed down.’;

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Mewlverb

cry weakly or softly;

‘she wailed with pain’;

Wailverb

(transitive) To lament; to bewail; to grieve over.

‘to wail one's death’;

Wailverb

To perform with great liveliness and force.

Wailverb

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Wailnoun

A prolonged cry, usually high-pitched, especially as of grief or anguish.

‘She let out a loud, doleful wail.’;

Wailnoun

Any similar sound as of lamentation; a howl.

‘The wail of snow-dark winter winds.’; ‘A bird's wail in the night.’;

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Wailnoun

A sound made by emergency vehicle sirens, contrasted with "yelp" which is higher-pitched and faster.

Wailverb

To choose; to select.

Wailverb

To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death.

Wailverb

To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep.

‘Therefore I will wail and howl.’;

Wailnoun

Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing.

Wailnoun

a cry of sorrow and grief;

‘their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward’;

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Wailverb

emit long loud cries;

‘wail in self-pity’; ‘howl with sorrow’;

Wailverb

cry weakly or softly;

‘she wailed with pain’;

Wailnoun

a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger

‘Christopher let out a wail’;

Wailnoun

a prolonged high-pitched sound

‘the wail of an air-raid siren’;

Wailverb

utter a wail

‘‘But why?’ she wailed’; ‘Tina ran off wailing’;

Wailverb

make a prolonged high-pitched sound

‘the wind wailed and buffeted the timber structure’;

Wailverb

manifest or feel deep sorrow for; lament

‘she wailed her wretched life’;

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