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- n. A long, loud, mournful cry or howl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A howling, as of a dog or wolf; a wailing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A howling, as of the wolf or dog; a wailing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long loud emotional utterance
Suddenly she threw back her head, pointed her sharp muzzle to the sky, and gave voice to the long-drawn ululation which is the battle-cry of wolves.
Gatz - I didn't think to save my entry before submitting it ... but it was to do with the thrill of discovering new music (and Tinariwen set me off on a monumental world music quest so felt legitimate to say something so seemingly cliched) then being accused of 'ululation' by the wife when caught singing along to it ...
Beyond Mr Jefferson's high black hat, through those tangled dew-drops of flame, Mr Goosevort saw golden hair glide softly through the oasis of bodies gathered vaguely round the stage, Mr Umberto and Mrs. Jefferson laughed again together, and Mr Howle's mournful ululation could be heard adrift a lake of rabble... golden hair turning away and fluttering into the shadow of a winding stairway.
The latter are easy to understand, the former especially sopranos tend to incomprehensible ululation, even when singing in English.
Saturday morning I awake predawn to the harsh amplified ululation of the first prayer call.
They were now pressed together by the tens of thousands, and they exploded in a frenzy of cheering and ululation when he came onstage.
His wife, Joan La Barbara, is a celebrated avant-garde vocalist whose repertoire includes pioneering work with experimental techniques like ululation and circular singing.
I remember being in high school reading Lovecraft with a dictionary beside me to look up works like “rugose” and “ululation”.
Then later in the day, to the sound of much ululation and drumming, she was brought out of seclusion.
The light of the setting sun half-blinded him; as his head emerged, the women set up a mighty chorus of ululation; two of the Elder Women came forward and seized him under each elbow, pulling him to his feet.
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