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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Nevertheless, Bring Him Home, in its final reprise, was clear and touching and certainly brought delighted screams and ullulations from a sell-out house as the ageing Valjean joined the ghosts of his past.
Ullulations and African dancing backed up by ear-splitting drumming set the court on a high note of excitement.