Wail in dream

Hearing a wailing sound while dreaming foretells fearful news and sorrow.

A wail of a police siren denotes minor trouble with the law which involves you or someone close to you.

The wails of fire engines and ambulances denote a disaster of major proportions.


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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

A wail falling upon your ear while in the midst of a dream, brings fearful news of disaster and woe.

For a young woman to hear a wail, foretells that she will be deserted and left alone in distress, and perchance disgrace. See Weeping.

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New American Dream Dictionary

1. The dreamer who wails is afraid he/she may die.

2. If some­one other than the dreamer wails, fear of death is also present.

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Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Hearing a wailing sound while dreaming foretells fearful news and sorrow.

A wail of a police siren denotes minor trouble with the law which involves you or someone close to you.

The wails of fire engines and ambulances denote a disaster of major proportions.

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Wailing is a long, protracted way of releasing emotions. When we hear someone wailing in a dream, we become conscious of someone else’s sadness. When we ourselves are wailing, we maybe allowing ourselves an emotional release which would not be seen to be appropriate in everyday life.

2- Wailing is reputed to be a method of summoning the spirits. In dreams, therefore, it can suggest that we are trying to get in touch with a power that is greater than ourselves.

3- Grieving and the making of sounds is used spiritually to banish bad spirits.

The dreamer should look at what he feels needs ‘banishing’ from his life.

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The Complete Dream Book

Someone will seek to betray a woman who dreams of hearing a wail, whether of a human being or an animal.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

The making of sounds in mourning is used spiritually to banish bad spirits and summon the good. In dreams, therefore, wailing can suggest that we are trying to get in touch with a power that is greater than ourselves. We should look at what we feel needs ‘banishing’ from our lives.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Wailing is reputed to be a method of summoning the spirits used in ancient times by the oracles. It is also a long, protracted way of releasing emotions. When we hear someone wailing in a dream, we become conscious of another person’s sadness.

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we ourselves are wailing in dreams, we may be allowing ourselves an emotional release which would not be seen to be appropriate in everyday life. We may be attempting to make contact with a part of ourselves that has stopped functioning. It may also be a way of expressing frustration that we have not yet consciously recognized. You might also like to consult the entries for emotions, mourning and weeping.

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Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Painful grief heard and understood by god; see “tears”

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Mystic Dream Book

To dream you hear Wailing and weeping from unseen voices is a bad sign of loss of someone dear to you.

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