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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.
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(intr) to howl or wail, as with grief
[C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl]
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ul•u•late(ˈʌl yəˌleɪt, ˈyul-)
v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to howl, hoot, or wail.
2. to lament loudly and shrilly.
[1615–25; < Latin ululātus, past participle of ululāre to howl, shriek, of imitative orig.]
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Past participle: ululated
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|Verb||1.||ululate - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"|
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
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ululate[ˈjuːljʊleɪt] VI → ulular
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