ululate

[ uhl-yuh-leyt, yool- ]
/ ˈʌl yəˌleɪt, ˈyul- /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ululate

ul·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ululate

ululate
/ (ˈjuːljʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(intr) to howl or wail, as with grief

Derived forms of ululate

ululant, adjectiveululation, noun

Word Origin for ululate

C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl
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