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wailing adj : 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 [syn: lamenting, wailful] n : loud cries made while weeping [syn: bawling]

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Noun

  1. Loud drawn out screams and howls.

Verb form

wailing
  1. Present participle of wail.

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