[ 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.
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bellow, hoot, yowl, bark, moan, growl, whimper, shout, blubber, clamor, groan, wail, bawl, quest, weep, shriek, outcry, yelp, lament, roar
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Origin of ululate
1615–25; < Latin ululātus, past participle of ululāre to howl, shriek, of imitative orig.; see -ate1
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/ (ˈjuːljʊˌleɪt) /
(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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