Friday, August 04, 2000
ululate intransitive verb [UL-yuh-layt; YOOL-] To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
Definitions for ululate
- To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.
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Citations for ululate
He had often dreamed of his grieving family visiting his grave, ululating as only the relatives of martyrs may.
She wanted to be on the tarmac, to ululate and raise her hands to the heavens.
Origin of ululate
Ululate derives from Latin ululare, to howl, to yell, ultimately of imitative origin. The noun form is ululation; the adjective form is ululant.