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wail

[weɪl] брит. / амер.

  1. гл.

    1. издавать продолжительный скорбный звук

    2. вопить; выть

    3. причитать, стенать; оплакивать

  2. сущ.

    1. продолжительный скорбный крик; вопль

    2. причитания, стенания, оплакивание

    3. завывание (ветра и т. п.)

Learning (En-Ru)

wail

[weɪl]

  1. n

    вой

  2. v

    часто неодобр. выть

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After listening to the wail of an old Irish peasant in Kerry, Robert Blatchford asked him what he wanted.
Старик ирландец в Керри жаловался Роберту Блэтчфорду на свою горемычную жизнь.
London, Jack / The People of the AbyssЛондон, Джек / Люди бездны
Люди бездны
Лондон, Джек
© Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1954
The People of the Abyss
London, Jack
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
The girl rushed up to him with a wail of distress.
Девушка с воплем бросилась к нему.
Turgenev, I.S. / The Torrents of SpringТургенев, И.С. / Вешние воды
Вешние воды
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
The Torrents of Spring
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
At that moment Grushenka, with a wail, rushed towards Mitya before they had time to prevent her.
В ту минуту, когда ее выносили, с воплем бросилась к Мите Грушенька со своего места, так что ее и удержать не успели:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The sky was gray, dead leaves were all around them, and when Garp began to wail aloud, the girl picked up his T-shirt and covered herself with it.
Серое небо, мертвая листва — и, когда он заплакал, девочка вдруг подобрала его футболку и прикрылась ею.
Irving, John / The world According to GarpИрвинг, Джон / Мир глазами Гарпа
Мир глазами Гарпа
Ирвинг, Джон
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
© И. Тогоева, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО Издательская группа "Аттикус", 2009
The world According to Garp
Irving, John
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
"What suffering!" A wail of anguish broke from Sonia.
- Экое страдание! - вырвался мучительный вопль у Сони.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
He delivered one woman of twins (a source of humour to the facetious) and when she was told she burst into a long, shrill wail of misery.
Он принял у одной женщины двойню (повод для веселых насмешек у шутника), и когда ей об этом сказали, она разразилась истошным, надрывным плачем.
Maugham, Somerset / Of Human BondageМоэм, Сомерсет / Бремя страстей человеческих
Бремя страстей человеческих
Моэм, Сомерсет
© "Издательство иностранной литературы", 1959
Of Human Bondage
Maugham, Somerset
© 1915, 1936 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
"Hearing his wife's wail the frantic old man stopped short, horrified at what he was doing.
Услышав вопль жены, безумный старик остановился в ужасе от того, что сделалось.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The Insulted and InjuredДостоевский, Фёдор / Униженные и оскорблённые
Униженные и оскорблённые
Достоевский, Фёдор
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1955
The Insulted and Injured
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The wail of the Gnome siege army rose once more, shrill and expectant.
Снова поднялся чудовищный вой.
Brooks, Terry / The Wishsong of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Песнь Шаннары
Песнь Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Wishsong of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1985 by Terrence D. Brooks
“If you will only give me something to do!” was his constant wail.
«Если бы я хоть чем-нибудь мог помочь вам!» — в отчаянии твердил он все эти дни.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Disappearance of Lady Frances CarfaxКонан Дойль, Артур / Исчезновение леди Френсис Карфэкс
Исчезновение леди Френсис Карфэкс
Конан Дойль, Артур
© "Правда", 1966
© перевод Ю. Жуковой
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1993
This lasted perhaps half a second, yet he distinctly remembered hearing the beginning of the wail, the strange, dreadful wail, which burst from his lips of its own accord, and which no effort of will on his part could suppress.
Это мгновение продолжалось, может быть, полсекунды; но он однако же ясно и сознательно помнил начало, самый первый звук своего страшного вопля, который вырвался из груди его сам собой и который никакою силой он не мог бы остановить.
Достоевский, Фёдор / ИдиотDostoevsky, Fyodor / Idiot
Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.
Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
She can no longer conceal her anger and mortification; it is a wail of indignation, tears, and curses, with hands outstretched to Providence.
Она уже не скрывает, что раздражена и обижена; это вопли негодования, это слезы и клятвы с простертыми к провидению руками:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
He remembered his childhood, his mother; he remembered her death, how they had carried him in to her, and how, clasping his head to her bosom, she had begun to wail over him, then had glanced at Glafira Petrovna - and checked herself.
Вспомнил он свое детство, свою мать, вспомнил, как она умирала, как поднесли его к ней и как она, прижимая его голову к своей груди, начала было слабо голосить над ним, да взглянула на Глафиру Петровну - и умолкла.
Turgenev, I.S. / A House of GentlefolkТургенев, И.С. / Дворянское гнездо
Дворянское гнездо
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1983
A House of Gentlefolk
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Alyosha walked slowly after him towards Mihailovsky Street, and for a long time he saw the child running in the distance as fast as ever, not turning his head and no doubt still keeping up his tearful wail.
Алеша пошел тихо вслед за ним на Михайловскую улицу и долго еще видел он, как бежал вдали мальчик, не умаляя шагу, не оглядываясь и верно все так же в голос плача.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
He screamed - a wail that tore from his throat.
У него из глотки вырвался нечеловеческий вопль.
Rollins, James / Judas StrainРоллинс, Джеймс / Печать Иуды
Печать Иуды
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
© С. Саксин, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Judas Strain
Rollins, James
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
She could hear the warble-wail of approaching police cars, ambulances, and fire-trucks.
Она слышала завывание сирен приближающихся полицейских машин, «скорой помощи» и пожарных.
King, Stephen / InsomniaКинг, Стивен / Бессонница
Бессонница
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1994
© Перевод. Т.Ю. Покидаева, 2003
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2003
Insomnia
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 1994

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weɪlVerbиздавать продолжительный скорбный звук

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  1. 1.

    вой,вопль

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Collocations

begin to wail
заголосить
Moan N Wail
плачь и стон
the Wailing Wall
Стена плача в Иерусалиме
Wailing Wall
Стена плача

Word forms

wail

noun
SingularPlural
Common casewailwails
Possessive casewail'swails'

wail

verb
Basic forms
Pastwailed
Imperativewail
Present Participle (Participle I)wailing
Past Participle (Participle II)wailed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I wailwe wail
you wailyou wail
he/she/it wailsthey wail
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am wailingwe are wailing
you are wailingyou are wailing
he/she/it is wailingthey are wailing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have wailedwe have wailed
you have wailedyou have wailed
he/she/it has wailedthey have wailed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been wailingwe have been wailing
you have been wailingyou have been wailing
he/she/it has been wailingthey have been wailing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I wailedwe wailed
you wailedyou wailed
he/she/it wailedthey wailed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was wailingwe were wailing
you were wailingyou were wailing
he/she/it was wailingthey were wailing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had wailedwe had wailed
you had wailedyou had wailed
he/she/it had wailedthey had wailed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been wailingwe had been wailing
you had been wailingyou had been wailing
he/she/it had been wailingthey had been wailing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will wailwe shall/will wail
you will wailyou will wail
he/she/it will wailthey will wail
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be wailingwe shall/will be wailing
you will be wailingyou will be wailing
he/she/it will be wailingthey will be wailing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have wailedwe shall/will have wailed
you will have wailedyou will have wailed
he/she/it will have wailedthey will have wailed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been wailingwe shall/will have been wailing
you will have been wailingyou will have been wailing
he/she/it will have been wailingthey will have been wailing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would wailwe should/would wail
you would wailyou would wail
he/she/it would wailthey would wail
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be wailingwe should/would be wailing
you would be wailingyou would be wailing
he/she/it would be wailingthey would be wailing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have wailedwe should/would have wailed
you would have wailedyou would have wailed
he/she/it would have wailedthey would have wailed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been wailingwe should/would have been wailing
you would have been wailingyou would have been wailing
he/she/it would have been wailingthey would have been wailing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am wailedwe are wailed
you are wailedyou are wailed
he/she/it is wailedthey are wailed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being wailedwe are being wailed
you are being wailedyou are being wailed
he/she/it is being wailedthey are being wailed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been wailedwe have been wailed
you have been wailedyou have been wailed
he/she/it has been wailedthey have been wailed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was wailedwe were wailed
you were wailedyou were wailed
he/she/it was wailedthey were wailed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being wailedwe were being wailed
you were being wailedyou were being wailed
he/she/it was being wailedthey were being wailed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been wailedwe had been wailed
you had been wailedyou had been wailed
he/she/it had been wailedthey had been wailed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be wailedwe shall/will be wailed
you will be wailedyou will be wailed
he/she/it will be wailedthey will be wailed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been wailedwe shall/will have been wailed
you will have been wailedyou will have been wailed
he/she/it will have been wailedthey will have been wailed