ululation

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ul·u·late

 (ŭl′yə-lāt′, yo͞ol′-)
intr.v. ul·u·lat·ed, ul·u·lat·ing, ul·u·lates
To howl, wail, or lament loudly, especially by alternating rapidly between two high-pitched sounds.

[Latin ululāre, ululāt-, ultimately of imitative origin.]

ul′u·lant (-lənt) adj.
ul′u·la′tion n.

ululation

1. the act of wailing or hooting.
2. the sound thus produced. — ululant, adj.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ululation - a long loud emotional utteranceululation - a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

ululation

noun
A long, mournful cry:
Translations

ululation

[ˌjuːljʊˈleɪʃən] Nululato m

ululation

n (liter, of mourning women) → (Weh)klagen nt (liter); (of dog etc)Heulen nt

ul·u·la·tion

n. ululación, emisión de gritos o alaridos incoordinados de tipo histérico esp. de pacientes mentales.
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First was the traditional application of harquus (tattoo ink) to my hennaed hands while two old women played derbouka (drums) and my new female family members encircled me dancing, singing, and crying zaghareet with their trilling tongues.