ululant


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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.
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