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ululate

[uhl-yuh-leyt, yool-] /ˈʌl yəˌleɪt, ˈyul-/
verb (used without object), ululated, ululating.
1.
to howl, as a dog or a wolf; hoot, as an owl.
2.
to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail.
3.
to lament loudly and shrilly.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin ululātus, past participle of ululāre to howl, shriek, of imitative orig.; see -ate1
Related forms
ululation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ululated

ululate

/ˈjuːljʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to howl or wail, as with grief
Derived Forms
ululant, adjective
ululation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl
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