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 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:

MONDAY: noun
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary


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