Definition of bewail verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bewail

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈweɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈweɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bewail
BrE BrE//bɪˈweɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈweɪl//
 
he / she / it bewails
BrE BrE//bɪˈweɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈweɪlz//
 
past simple bewailed
BrE BrE//bɪˈweɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈweɪld//
 
past participle bewailed
BrE BrE//bɪˈweɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈweɪld//
 
-ing form bewailing
BrE BrE//bɪˈweɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈweɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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bewail something (formal or humorous) to express great sadness about something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bewail