verb (used without object), ul·u·lat·ed, ul·u·lat·ing.
to howl, as a dog or a wolf; hoot, as an owl.
to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail.
to lament loudly and shrilly.
Origin of ululate
1615–25; < Latin ululātus, past participle of ululāre to howl, shriek, of imitative orig.; see -ate1
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Related Words for ululatebellow, hoot, yowl, bark, moan, growl, whimper, shout, blubber, clamor, groan, wail, bawl, quest, weep, shriek, outcry, yelp, lament, roar
(intr) to howl or wail, as with grief
Word Origin for ululate
C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl
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1620s, from Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare (see ululation). Related: Ululated; ululating.
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