Translation of wail in Spanish:


llorar, v.

Pronunciation /weɪl//weɪl/

intransitive verb

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    (person) llorar
    (person) gemir
    (bagpipes/siren) gemir
    (wind) aullar
    (wind) gemir
    (wind) ulular
    • The ambulance wailing, the children screeching, and the stray dogs barking on Underwood Avenue on a rainy day.
    • During the speeches a young boy began wailing uncontrollably.
    • Then more towers of smoke were climbing toward the sky; screams wailed across the fields.
    • Track three features some silence, some noisy violin screeches, and what I think is a female voice wailing and breathing slowly.
    • Police were cordoning off the road as wailing ambulances weaved their way through the traffic.
    • Former work and pensions minister Margaret Hodge wailed it would put 6p on tax.
    • The CD began playing, guitar riffs wailed and the lead singer of Poison screamed out his lyrics.
    • Women were seen screaming and wailing at the hospital as ambulances ferried the wounded to the emergency department.
    • ‘One, two, three,’ screamed Charlotte, as she wailed away into the microphone.
    • The BBC must have been wailing in despair when they realised the wasted potential of their "Neighbours".
    • The sound of sirens wails through the apartment but the couple are now used to it.
    • Sirens wailed and bells sounded in European capitals at noon as leaders and the people observed the tribute to the dead.
    • Was it you who was up in the night wailing like a banshee?
    • A horrible siren sound wailed across the boat and suddenly, men and weapons erupted on deck.
    • The distant screaming and wailing I can just about stand.
    • The near dead silence was obliterated as alarms wailed across the loudspeakers.
    • They whine and wail about how we have all retreated into our suburbs and Internet connections and no longer rally around grand national projects that inspire us with a vision of all that government can do.
    • "I'm sorry!" she wailed miserably.
    • He poured out his otherwise ignored feelings into music, making his flute wail with stormy rage, sigh soft dirges, or trill in happy abandon.
    • Mat Maneri plays some lonesome violin, letting strings weep in blank, tragic beauty, plucking and wailing and sounding like a dying dog.
    • That means no crying, wailing or temper tantrums.
    • She wailed something in a language I couldn't recognise and struck a pose.
    • Screaming, shrieking, wailing, she worked herself into a frenzy.
    • I was standing in the cold, bare hallway of a hospital, listening to my child wail and scream from behind a closed door.
    • He really made that guitar wail, though.
    • However, barely a day or night goes by without the sound of a burglar alarm wailing.
    • At other times the sea will seem a dark seething green, the wind wailing across the top of its stormy depths.
    • Convoys of emergency vehicles were still streaming into the city… sirens wailing.
    • But when the blizzards wail the Arctic fox curls its tail over its frosty nose and sleeps in the snows.
    • If this had been a movie, there would have been a sax wailing in the background.
    • A wooden vessel maneuvered to dock at a pier on Mahakam Ulu River, the sound of its whistle wailing far and wide.
    • ‘Someone must take responsibility for sorting out the mess,’ he wailed last week.
    • Somewhere in the room, a baby was howling and wailing.
    • It was pandemonium, people wailing and screaming.
    • Shocked bystanders hugged each other, some crying or holding their hands to their faces as ambulances, sirens wailing, evacuated the wounded.
    • The wind wails around the buildings and chases the occasional snowflakes falling from the low grey clouds.
    • Suddenly, alarms wail and lights start flashing all around the regeneration cylinders!
    • When the towers collapsed, my building was shrouded in a debris cloud that shut out the light of day and muffled the sounds of firemen shouting and sirens wailing.
    • Isis was so associated with mourning in Egypt, at funeral services women were hired to call out loud wailing lamentations as the body was escorted to the grave.
    • In fact, wailing babies are taken for granted on a bus trip.


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    (expressing grief) gemido masculine
    (expressing grief) lamento masculine
    (of siren, wind) gemido masculine
    (of new-born baby) vagido masculine
    a wail of protest un grito de protesta
    • a wail of complaint went up from art lovers los amantes del arte pusieron el grito en el cielo
    • Fans with vastly different tastes still get off on its piercing wail, distorted rumbles, or clean and warm sound.
    • The noise downstairs escalated quickly from whispers and murmuring voices to sobs and wails.
    • In towns and refugee camps across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians poured into the streets with wails of grief and volleys of gunfire.
    • Traffic is steady and far off he hears the wail of sirens.
    • They arrived in the capital to the mournful wail of air raid sirens.
    • The pow-pow-pow of gunshots was a familiar sound, as was the wail of police sirens.
    • In fact, it's so vivid that as her words tumble out in rapid-fire succession, you can almost hear the wail of the ambulances blaring in the background.
    • She pressed her remote control gadget and the car burst into siren wails with lights flashing.
    • The word ‘guilty’ was greeted with an anguished wail from the gallery above.
    • Naaz Hosseini's voice slips from a serene hum to a full-throated wail to a sweet high-pitched lilt, flavored by her roots in Armenia and Persia.
    • Suddenly amid wails of screaming engines, plumes of smoke and burning rubber, riders and bikes raced down the straight and through the first corner.
    • The sax sounds on the edge of crazed, pealing off into wails and squeals, which are in fairly marked contrast to the beats/piano that convey something of the air of a polite jazz-funk track.
    • You no longer fearfully leap to the scene of every scream - only those with the distinctive wail of pain.
    • Suddenly all the indicators began flashing an angry red and several alarm signals went off at once creating a loud cacophony of buzzes, sirens and wails.
    • The choruses consist of some Mark Solomon-like wails, followed by screaming of such ferocity that it is almost disturbing.
    • Telephone users in the city these days have been treated to a sound resembling a ghoulish wail, if they inadvertently misplace the receiver.
    • More screams and wails of pain hung in the air, and then she heard her name.
    • The buzzer near his head sounded off blaring wails of irritating noise.
    • Last year's plaintive wails about the attacks on A Beautiful Mind are child's play in comparison.
    • Trees absorb the siren wails, clanging of trash cans, and other sounds of urban life.
    • The end of the working day in the tea garden is marked by the wail of an air-raid siren.
    • She let out a mighty wail from the pain, and writhed around on the ground.
    • The bleeping from the life support monitor becomes a monotone wail as it signals the death of the patient connected to it.
    • The sirens were in full alert, screeching wails filling their ears.
    • No noise in the sky, but a wail of sirens constantly around the park, so steady that they sounded like air-raid alarms in the London blitz.
    • This is a column about New Labour's complete failure to publicise its many progressive achievements, while screeching out its reactionary policies in a ceaseless wail.
    • She let out a high-pitched wail and fled to the back of the room.
    • Screaming guitars and tortured wails were the tools used to pound the passion into each song and the listeners into dejected submission.
    • I'll be listening for a few wails of despair from disappointed guys.
    • Living in the tobacconists on Dane Street owned by his parents, Amy and Fred, he would often be woken by the wail of the air-raid sirens.
    • The captain threw back his head in a wail of anguish, jostling her body in his pain and frustration.
    • A peacock's sharp wail pierced the music.
    • Another wail of agony came from the closed room.
    • Tate's sobs and the anguished wails of relatives will not do much to change that.
    • His substitution prompted a wail of anguish from the midfielder and tears to sting his eyes.
    • Within seconds six Israelis lay dead and within minutes the air was filled with the familiar wail of ambulance sirens and the sound of crying.
    • But, in general, the wail of jazz trumpets and the melancholy echoes of domestic chaos remind you that Elysian Fields resounds with desperation.
    • Mrs Greenwood recalls hearing the wails and screams of patients in the night and her first death in the wards.
    • Their meals in the darkness were often interrupted by the wail of sirens, the sounds of bombs, and the screams of frightened civilians as they rushed to the nearest bunker.
    • The sound of a baby's wail echoed down the corridor.