Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] WAIL (NP2[topic])
My friends all wailed in self-pity.
I wailed with sorrow.
The dog wailed.
The representative wailed about the regulations.
She wailed with pain.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[inanimate]] WAIL
The car wailed as the ignition finally kicked in.
The washing machine wails continuously.