Moan and Wail


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Moan noun – A long low sound indicating pain or grief.
Usage example: she uttered an agonized moan and clutched her stomach

Wail is a synonym for moan in groan topic. In some cases you can use "Wail" instead the word "Moan" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like lamentation, whimper, sigh, cry. popular alternative
Nearby Words: moaned, moaning, moaner
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Wail noun – A crying out in grief.
Usage example: a prolonged wail arose from every corner of the city as the victims of the earthquake were unearthed from the rubble

Moan is a synonym for wail in cry topic. You can use "Moan" instead the word "Wail" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as lamentation, whimper, sigh, howl. popular alternative
Nearby Words: wailing, wailed
Synonyms for Wail

How words are described

low low moan low wail
long long moan long wail
loud loud moan loud wail
quiet quiet moan quiet wail
Other adjectives: horrible, final, weird, muffled.

Both words in one sentence

  • After the two wail and moan and blame each other for their situation, Mordecai says he was smart enough to learn a way to escape, and uses another forbidden kung-fu technique to fly to safety.
  • Commander Contrarian He'll wail and moan over leaving the refugees or saving the refugees.
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