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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Definitions for ululate

  1. To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

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Citations for ululate
He had often dreamed of his grieving family visiting his grave, ululating as only the relatives of martyrs may. Edward Shirley, Know Thine Enemy: A Spy's Journey into Revolutionary Iran
She wanted to be on the tarmac, to ululate and raise her hands to the heavens. Deborah Sontag, New York Times
Origin of ululate
Ululate derives from Latin ululare, to howl, to yell, ultimately of imitative origin. The noun form is ululation; the adjective form is ululant.