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Pronunciation : Wail
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. Icel. val choice, velja to choose, akin to Goth. waljan, G. wählen.]
Definition : Defn: To choose; to select. [Obs.] "Wailed wine and meats." Henryson.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wail
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. wailen, weilen, probably fr. Icel. væla; cf. Icel. væ, vei, woe, and E. wayment, also OE. wai, wei, woe. Cf. Woe.]
Definition : Defn: To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death. Shak.

t. [imp. & p. p. Wailed; p. pr. & vb. n. Wailing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wail
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep. Therefore I will wail and howl. Micah i. 8.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wail
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing. "The wail of the forest." Longfellow.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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