ululate (v.) 1620s, from L. ululatus, pp. of ululare (see ULULATION (Cf. ululation)). Related: Ululated; ululating.

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  • Ululate — Ul u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ululated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ululating}.] [L. ululatus, p. p. of ululare to howl, yell, shriek.] To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals. Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ululate — *roar, bellow, bluster, bawl, vociferate, clamor, howl Analogous words: wail, keen, weep, *cry: bewail, lament (see DEPLORE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ululate — ► VERB ▪ howl or wail. DERIVATIVES ululation noun. ORIGIN Latin ululare howl, shriek …   English terms dictionary

  • ululate — [yo͞ol′yoo lāt΄, ul′yoo lāt΄] vi. ululated, ululating [< L ululatus, pp. of ululare, to howl: echoic] 1. to howl or hoot 2. to wail or lament loudly ululant [yo͞ol′yoolənt, ul′yoolənt] adj. ululation n …   English World dictionary

  • ululate — UK [ˈjuːljʊleɪt] / US [ˈjuljəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms ululate : present tense I/you/we/they ululate he/she/it ululates present participle ululating past tense ululated past participle ululated mainly literary to make a long high… …   English dictionary

  • ululate — intransitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare, of imitative origin Date: circa 1623 howl, wail • ululation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ululate — ululation, n. /ul yeuh layt , yoohl /, v.i., ululated, ululating. 1. to howl, as a dog or a wolf; hoot, as an owl. 2. to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail. 3. to lament loudly and shrilly. [1615 25; < L ululatus, ptp …   Universalium

  • ululate — verb /ˈjuːljuleɪt,ˈʊljəleɪt/ a) to howl loudly or prolongedly in lamentation or joy Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was… …   Wiktionary

  • ululate — Synonyms and related words: bark, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, bewail, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray, call, caterwaul, creak, cry, cry out, give tongue, give voice, groan, howl, keen, low, make an outcry, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moan, moo, neigh,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ululate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. howl, wail, cry, hoot, bark, mewl, mew, meow, bellow, moo, roar, caterwaul. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. howl, wail, lament. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To utter or emit a long, mournful,… …   English dictionary for students

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