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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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ululate

(ˈjuːljʊˌleɪt)
vb
(intr) to howl or wail, as with grief
[C17: from Latin ululāre to howl, from ulula screech owl]
ˈululant adj
ˌuluˈlation n
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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.]
ul`u•la′tion, n.
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ululate


Past participle: ululated
Gerund: ululating

Imperative
ululate
ululate
Present
I ululate
you ululate
he/she/it ululates
we ululate
you ululate
they ululate
Preterite
I ululated
you ululated
he/she/it ululated
we ululated
you ululated
they ululated
Present Continuous
I am ululating
you are ululating
he/she/it is ululating
we are ululating
you are ululating
they are ululating
Present Perfect
I have ululated
you have ululated
he/she/it has ululated
we have ululated
you have ululated
they have ululated
Past Continuous
I was ululating
you were ululating
he/she/it was ululating
we were ululating
you were ululating
they were ululating
Past Perfect
I had ululated
you had ululated
he/she/it had ululated
we had ululated
you had ululated
they had ululated
Future
I will ululate
you will ululate
he/she/it will ululate
we will ululate
you will ululate
they will ululate
Future Perfect
I will have ululated
you will have ululated
he/she/it will have ululated
we will have ululated
you will have ululated
they will have ululated
Future Continuous
I will be ululating
you will be ululating
he/she/it will be ululating
we will be ululating
you will be ululating
they will be ululating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ululating
you have been ululating
he/she/it has been ululating
we have been ululating
you have been ululating
they have been ululating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ululating
you will have been ululating
he/she/it will have been ululating
we will have been ululating
you will have been ululating
they will have been ululating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ululating
you had been ululating
he/she/it had been ululating
we had been ululating
you had been ululating
they had been ululating
Conditional
I would ululate
you would ululate
he/she/it would ululate
we would ululate
you would ululate
they would ululate
Past Conditional
I would have ululated
you would have ululated
he/she/it would have ululated
we would have ululated
you would have ululated
they would have ululated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ululate - emit long loud criesululate - 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"
squall, waul, wawl - make high-pitched, whiney noises
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ululate

verb
To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound:
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Translations

ululate

[ˈjuːljʊleɪt] VIulular
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ululate

vi (liter, mourning women) → (weh)klagen (liter); (dog etc)heulen
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As news of the agreement emerged, people began gathering on Nile Street, a main avenue in the capital Khartoum, honking car horns and ululating in celebration.
Meanwhile Hundreds of people, particularly youth starting pouring into the streets of Khartoum immediately after the agreement was made public early morning Friday, chanting "freedom..Freedom...justice...freedom" with women ululating and chanting, waving the national flags and blocking some streets with their joyful massive presence.
While few would baulk at the heroic depictions of American servicemen in films such as Saving Private Ryan, the sheer stereotyping and covert racism in films like Blackhawk Down and American Sniper seeks to portray civilised American soldiers waging war against ululating savages in Africa or the Middle East who are hellbent on committing egregious acts of terror and violence with seemingly no context.
This same report, with all the gaping holes in its analysis, is what the PDP has been all over town ululating over.
LONDON: As the dust settles on the weekend's royal wedding extravaganza, Arab interest has switched from speculation over Meghan Markle's dress to a more pressing mystery -- who was ululating as the couple emerged from the chapel?
Many women flocked to the polling stations across different governorates, raising flags, ululating and dancing to national songs-Press Photo For those working full-time but wanting to vote, the polls are open for 12 hours on all of the three voting days, from 9 a.m.
He was like a fictional African dictator, with his ill-gotten millions, his retro-socialism, his ululating rallies, his snaking motorcades, his violent rhetoric ("Our party must never cease to strike fear into the heart of the white man, our real enemy").
Photo feature by Ahmad Srour KUWAIT, Sept 4 (KUNA) -- Ululating and beaming with smiles, relatives and loved ones of the pilgrims welcome the returning faithful at Kuwait Airport with roses and flowers.
(The copulating lions are shot through an aperture in an African sand wall.) For the director, who previously deployed Domenico Cimarosa and Louis Armstrong, the music in his final film is relatively sparing, from a ululating clarinet in Frame 5 to Janet Baker singing Schubert's "Ave Maria" in Frame 12.
Her performance, announcing the brand as "the gold of our times", had the audience spontaneously ululating, joyously -- there were chills before even the first model hit the ramp.
Amid cheers and ululating, Hamzeh left Ghobeiri police station, where she had been jailed since last Wednesday, carrying her 3-1/2-year-old son Ali.
He was brandishing a long spear above his head and ululating loudly as he led the Queen towards the stage.