ululate

[ UK /ˈʌljʊlˌe‍ɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. emit long loud cries
    howl with sorrow
    wail in self-pity
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How To Use ululate In A Sentence

  • We may weep a little rather than ululate, gnash our teeth or wail to the rhythm of a thousand drums.
  • The marchers chanted, ululated, whistled and danced, much to the delight of the passers-by and people looking on from the balconies of the skyscrapers.
  • By all means, sing and chant, but do not ululate, because this brings forth unnecessary demons. How to Meet and Dance with Your Death (Como encuentrar y bailar con su muerte): A Cure for Suicide
  • All proceeds from the song will go to the Health and Hope Oasis, the children's cancer hospital they visited in Cairo, bringing children to their feet clapping and dancing in spite of their IVs and inspiring the hospital workers to ululate to the music. Cynthia P. Schneider: The Gospel Of Sufism In Post-Revolutionary Egypt
  • After landing deftly on his paws, he disappeared into the woods, his long ululate howl echoing behind him as he ran away from me. How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf
  • Back then, it seemed as if she had studied Mariah Carey and, on an anything-you-can-do basis, resolved to squeal, ululate and warble her way to the top of the charts.
  • These factors set them very far apart from their Latin-derived associates, which are uniformly multisyllabic and which have differing noun and verb forms, for example: latrate (like a dog) and latration; stridulate (like a cricket or grasshopper) and stridulation; and ululate (like a dog, jackal, wolf, or owl) and ululation. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 1
  • The wind bellies thick in the shadows near my aunts, as one of Ray's sisters begins to keen and another to ululate.
  • Women ululated, teens set off fireworks and crowds chanted ‘God is great’.
  • Above the drums, singing, and stomping of feet, women ululate shrilly to express their excitement.
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