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1. wailing

noun. ['ˈweɪlɪŋ'] loud cries made while weeping.

Synonyms

  • tears
  • weeping
  • crying

Antonyms

  • joyous
  • overjoyed
  • beatific
  • gleeful

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wail (English)

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Rhymes with Wailing

  • unavailing
  • prevailing
  • unveiling
  • unfailing
  • surveilling
  • regaling
  • inhaling
  • impaling
  • entailing
  • detailing
  • derailing
  • curtailing
  • whaling
  • trailing
  • scaling
  • grayling
  • flailing
  • emailing
  • assailing
  • veiling
  • tailing
  • saling
  • sailing
  • railing
  • nailing
  • mailing
  • jailing
  • hailing
  • failing
  • baling

Sentences with wailing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
If potatoes could speak, they’d be wailing in indignation at being so misunderstood.

Quotes about wailing


1. A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed,cut holes in it, and called it a human being.Since then, it's been wailing a tender agonyof parting, never mentioning the skillthat gave it life as a flute
- Rumi

2. wailing

adjective. ['ˈweɪlɪŋ'] vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression.

Synonyms

  • sorrowful
  • wailful

Antonyms

  • erect
  • inconspicuous
  • beseeching

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wail (English)
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