waul

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v waul make high-pitched, whiney noises
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Waul To cry as a cat; to squall; to wail. "The helpless infant, coming wauling and crying into the world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • waul To cry as a cat; squall.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Waul wawl to cry as a cat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of imitative origin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Imit.

Usage

In literature:

When I see Mrs. Waule in it, I understand how yellow can have been worn for mourning.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
Were I in his place, I would have them all drowned for a litter of wauling kittens.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Why, you monkeys, you, what a cater-wauling do you keep!
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
Captain Walshawe was very well known in the neighborhood of Wauling, and very generally avoided there.
"J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5" by J.S. Le Fanu
Almost immediately followed a frightful din of growls and wauling.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Severe fighting continued in the dense thicket, where Polignac, Randall, Waul, and Scurry were steadily driving back the enemy.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Were we to kill off the wauling cats which make such a mess of the garden, the neighbourhood would lose its best garbingers.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Who is General Waul?
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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