WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
be•wail /bɪˈweɪl/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to express deep sorrow for;
    lament: a child bewailing the loss of her dog.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
be•wail  (bi wāl),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to express deep sorrow for;
    lament:a little child bewailing the loss of her dog.

v.i. 
  1. to express grief.
be•wailing•ly, adv. 
be•wailment, n. 
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; see be-, wail
    1. bemoan, mourn.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bewail /bɪˈweɪl/ vb
  1. to express great sorrow over (a person or thing); lament

beˈwailer n



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