What does wail mean?

To be awesome

Wail is a term that refers to a person doing something awesome. It is often used to describe a person playing an instrument extremely well or who is just plain awesome at life.

You most likely will hear or see the term when it is used for describing a musician's epic jam session where he or she goes cray on an instrument. IThe term comes from the ability of a singer to hit a high note and then morphed into a compliment for musicians that can play their instrument well.


"Have you seen Prince play his guitar? He wails."

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Last Updated: November 3, 2017

Wail definition

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