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.
Origin: 1615–25; Related forms
< Latin ululātus,
past participle of ululāre
to howl, shriek, of imitative orig.; see -ate1