ululation

[ uhl-yuh-ley-shuhn, yool- ]
/ ˌʌl yəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌyul- /

noun

a long, high-pitched trilling sound resembling a howl, or the act of making such a sound, as to express grief or joy or as part of a musical performance:I particularly liked how her sharp ululation, like a battle cry, punctuated one of the songs on the album.
the howling of a dog or wolf, or the hooting of an owl: A low moan rose swiftly to a high and mournful ululation as the wolf serenaded the round, perfect moon.

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Example sentences from the Web for ululation

  • He could not bring himself to be flung into that vortex of ululation.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
  • It was odd to see the effect that the ululation of the wild cat crying out in the woods had had upon the strapping frontiersman.