Wail and Yell


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Wail verb – To make a long loud mournful sound.
Usage example: the women stood beside the coffins, wailing for their fallen sons and daughters

Yell is a synonym for wail in cry topic. In some cases you can use "Yell" instead the word "Wail" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like blast, blare, long wailing cry.
Nearby Words: wailing, wailed
Synonyms for Wail


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Yell noun – A loud vocal expression of strong emotion.
Usage example: the crowd gave a yell of approval

Wail is a synonym for yell in cry topic. You can use "Wail" instead the word "Yell" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as blast, blare, long wailing cry, cry out.
Nearby Words: yelled, yelling
Synonyms for Yell

How words are described

long long wail long yell
loud loud wail loud yell
piercing piercing wail piercing yell
guttural guttural wail guttural yell
Other adjectives: quiet, horrible, epic, random, agonized, muffled, high-pitched.

Common collocations

name wail name yell name

Both words in one sentence

  • The rivalry is - intense, as showjumpers yell that hunters are robotic and too focused on minutiae, while hunters wail that jumpers care more about leaping ridiculously high fences than they do about correct equitation.
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