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{adj: desolate} crushed by grief
"depressed and desolate of soul"
"a low desolate wail"



{adj: lamenting, wailing, wailful} vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
"lamenting sinners"
"wailing mourners"
"the wailing wind"
"wailful bagpipes"
"tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

{adj: terrific, terrifying} causing extreme terror
"a terrifying wail"

{n: Temple of Jerusalem, Temple of Solomon} any of three successive temples in Jerusalem that served as the primary center for Jewish worship; the first temple contained the Ark of the Covenant and was built by Solomon in the 10th century BC and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC; the second was built in 515 BC and the third was an enlargement by Herod the Great in 20 BC that was destroyed by the Romans during a Jewish revolt in AD 70; all that remains is the Wailing Wall

{n: Wailing Wall} a wall in Jerusalem; sacred to Jews as a place of prayer and lamentation; its stones are believed to have formed part of the Temple of Solomon

{n: banshee, banshie} (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death

{n: jumping up and down} jumping in one spot (as in excitement)
"the wailing and jumping up and down exhausted him"

{n: keen} a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

{n: lament, lamentation, plaint, wail} a cry of sorrow and grief
"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

{n: limpkin, Aramus pictus} wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call

{n: siren} a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound

{n: siren} an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning

{n: wailing, bawling} loud cries made while weeping

{v: howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl} emit long loud cries
"wail in self-pity"
"howl with sorrow"

{v: skirl} make a shrill, wailing sound
"skirling bagpipes"

{v: wail, whimper, mewl, pule} cry weakly or softly
"she wailed with pain"


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