- 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
Related Words for ululatingbellow, hoot, yowl, bark, moan, growl, whimper, shout, blubber, clamor, groan, wail, bawl, quest, weep, shriek, outcry, yelp, lament, roar
Examples from the Web for ululating
Contemporary Examples of ululating
The choir sang traditional hymns punctuated with claps and the ululating tribal cries of celebration.Clooney Takes On His Critics
February 26, 2011
Historical Examples of ululating
Porteous followed, and watched the ululating child with some trepidation.Teething Ring
Many of our breeds appear to have become incapable of ululating.Domesticated Animals
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Far away, muted by distance, came the ululating wail of a coyote.Assassin
Jesse Franklin Bone
Ululating through the din of tom-toms he could catch the wails of women.Rung Ho!
Ululating in ear-torturing intensity, the cry sank to a faint, ominous echo of itself, to waver up the scale again.Storm Over Warlock
- (intr) to howl or wail, as with grief
Word Origin for ululate
1620s, from Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare (see ululation). Related: Ululated; ululating.