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.
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ululation

1. the act of wailing or hooting.
2. the sound thus produced. — ululant, adj.
See also: Sound
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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
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ululation

noun
A long, mournful cry:
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Translations

ululation

[ˌjuːljʊˈleɪʃən] Nululato m
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ululation

n (liter, of mourning women) → (Weh)klagen nt (liter); (of dog etc)Heulen nt
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ul·u·la·tion

n. ululación, emisión de gritos o alaridos incoordinados de tipo histérico esp. de pacientes mentales.
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References in classic literature ?
The overthrown Martian set up a prolonged ululation, and imme- diately a second glittering giant, answering him, appeared over the trees to the south.
As we started there broke from the thick silent woods behind us a sudden great ululation of the ape-men, which may have been a cheer of triumph at our departure or a jeer of contempt at our flight.
It was badly stage-managed; for even the rawest investigators must be struck by the absence of the usual feminine ululation. If there had been nothing else, this incident alone would have suggested a prearranged conspiracy to my mind."
All over the country-side, and from every degree of distance, the farm dogs accompanied their passage with tragic ululations; and it grew and grew upon his mind that some unnatural miracle had been accomplished, that some nameless change had befallen the dead body, and that it was in fear of their unholy burden that the dogs were howling.
'As a result, I want to tell you that we have lifted the hunting ban,' the President Masisi said to the ululation of the residents.
The vilest of them all, the ones who were unsparing in their opposition, the Brutus, so to say, were the loudest in their ululation of Awo, shedding the most crocodile tears as they waxed lyrical.
"We have a agreed that he is a national heroe," Mnangagwa said to cheers and ululation. The government will pay all expenses for his funeral.
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I also recall his mother leaping to her feet in the audience during an early Abafumi performance, joining in with very loud ululation. She was then the head of Uganda's National Dance Troupe.
Just minutes later, Murr declared Berri's re-election with a total of 98 votes and the whole room burst into applause -- of course not without a "zalghouta," a high-pitched ululation, from some.
The event is usually marked by celebratory ululation and jubilation from partisans, friends and well wishers of the newly elected president.