Definition of wailing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈweɪlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪlɪŋ//
    [singular, uncountable]
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  1. 1a long loud high cry made by somebody who is sad or in pain a high-pitched wailing
  2. 2cries or complaints made in a loud high voice There was a lot of wailing and complaining from the children.
  3. 3a long loud high sound the wailing of sirens

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