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verb wail pronunciation in British English /weɪl/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theywail
he/she/itwails
present participlewailing
past tensewailed
past participlewailed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to shout or cry with a long high sound to show that you are in pain or are very sad

    The baby wailed all night.

    'I'm so lonely,' wailed Alice.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a long high sound

    wailing sirens

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 wail pronunciation in British English  noun [countable]
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singularwail
pluralwails
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