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wail

1. verb give long cry2. verb say in high voice3. verb make long high sound4. verb grieve, lament5. noun long cry6. noun long high sound 1 verb give long cry INTRANSITIVEuaill a chur asatcaoin verb  c m u to weep and wail bheith ag caoineadh agus ag uallfairt, bheith ag gol agus ag caoineadhhe wailed in terror lig sé uaill uafáis as, bhéic sé le sceimhle 2 verb say in high voice INTRANSITIVE'I can't find it,' she wailed. 'Níl mé in ann teacht air,' ar sí d'olagón.; 'Nílim ábalta é a fháil,' a chaoin sí os ard.
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3 verb make long high sound INTRANSITIVEbheith ag sianaílbheith ag uallfairtthe wind wailed through the window bhí an ghaoth ag sianaíl isteach ar an bhfuinneog 4 verb literary grieve, lament TRANSITIVEcaoin verb  c m uto wail sb's death bás duine a chaoineadh 5 noun long cryuaill fem2scréachscread  c m u 6 noun long high sounduaill fem2sian fem2the wail of the siren uaill an bhonnáin