Definitions For Wail


  • A cry of sorrow and grief
  • A long cry of sadness or pain
  • A long, high sound


  • Cry weakly or softly
  • Emit long loud cries
  • To make a loud, long cry of sadness or pain
  • To make a long, high sound
  • To complain in a loud voice

Is Wail a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Wail is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Wail in a Sentence

  • The child started wailing after she stumbled and fell.
  • A saxophone wailed in the background.
  • “No! I don't want to go!” he wailed.
  • The wail of a siren
  • A prolonged wail arose from every corner of the city as the victims of the earthquake were unearthed from the rubble

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Antonyms for Wail

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