What does ululate mean?

Definitions for ululate
ˈʌl yəˌleɪt, ˈyul-ul·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaupverb

    emit long loud cries

    "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"


  1. ululateverb

    to howl loudly or prolongedly in lamentation or joy

  2. ululateverb

    to produce a rapid and prolonged series of sharp noises with one's voice.

  3. Etymology: ululare, of imitative origin.


  1. ululate

    Ululation ( (listen)), from Latin ululo, 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 back and forth movement of the tongue and the uvula.


  1. ululate

    Ululate is a verb that refers to howling or wailing as an expression of strong emotion, typically grief or joy. This sound is often prolonged and high-pitched, and it is frequently associated with certain cultures or communities where it is used during rituals or celebrations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ululateverb

    to howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ululate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ululate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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