from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling a wail; mournful.
  • adjective Issuing a sound resembling a wail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sorrowful; mournful; making a plaintive souud.
  • Lamentable; worthy of wailing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Sorrowful; mournful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Sorrowful; mournful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression


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From wail +‎ -ful.



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