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  1. howl, howling, ululation(noun)

    a long loud emotional utterance

    "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"

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  1. ululation(Noun)

    A long, loud, mournful cry or howl.

  2. Origin: From ululatio, from ululo.

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  1. Ululation(noun)

    a howling, as of a dog or wolf; a wailing

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  1. Ululation

    An ululation is a long, wavering, high-pitched vocal sound resembling a howl with a trilling quality. It is produced by emitting a high pitched loud voice accompanied with a rapid movement of the tongue and the uvula. The term ululation is an onomatopoeic word derived from Latin. It is produced by moving the tongue, rapidly, back and forth repetitively in the mouth while producing a sharp sound.


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