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ululate (UHL yuh layt; YOOL yuh layt") (verb), ululates; ululated; ululating
1. To cry out loudly expressing great sadness: The widow was ululating during her husband's funeral.
2. To make a noisy declaration of joy and happiness: Abraham ululated when Eve accepted his proposal of marriage.
3. To emit very loud cries, yowling, or howling, either for communicating or indicating pain; also produced by animals: The wolves were ulutating in the darkness sending shivers up the backs of those who heard them.
4. Etymology: from Latin ululatus; past participle of ululare, "to shriek, to yell, to howl".
To wail, to cry out, or to lament loudly.
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