ululate

[uhl-yuh-leyt, yool-]
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:
1615–25; < Latin ululātus, past participle of ululāre to howl, shriek, of imitative orig.; see -ate1

ululation, noun
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ululate (ˈjuːljʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to howl or wail, as with grief
 
[C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl]
 
'ululant
 
adj
 
ulu'lation
 
n

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Example sentences
Few seemed pleased to see him: cursory cheering and ululating quickly melted into complaints.
He was actually talking about ululating or any other nonsensical screaming.
There's a great moment when the floorboards shake as the ululating staff dance through the restaurant with unrestrained joy.
People were dancing, ululating and rejoicing in the streets.
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