[ uhl-yuh-leyt, yool- ]
/ ˈʌl yəˌleɪt, ˈyul- /
verb (used without object), ul·u·lat·ed, ul·u·lat·ing.
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Origin of ululate
First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin ululātus, past participle of ululāre “to howl, shriek,” of imitative origin; akin to Greek hylân, ololýzein “to howl, wail,” Sanskrit ululí- “howling”; see -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM ululateul·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ululate
/ (ˈjuːljʊˌleɪt) /
(intr) to howl or wail, as with grief
Derived forms of ululateululant, adjectiveululation, noun
Word Origin for ululate
C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl
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