Today’s English word of the day is: WAIL. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘wail’, hear the pronunciation, and read an example dialogue. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
wail: to make a long, loud, high cry because you are sad or in pain
American English Pronunciation: /weɪl/
😩: Go to church without me, hon. Abbey has been wailing all morning, so we can’t possibly take her today. I’ll be thrilled when she’s done teething.
😇: How about I stay home with her, and you go?
Want more practice using the word ‘wail’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… Here’s a poem called “The Wail of the Banshee”. In Irish folklore, a banshee is a supernatural woman who wails outside a house to warn that a family member is about to die.
Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary