from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ululating; howling; hooting or screeching, as an owl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Howling; wailing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Howling; wailing.


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  • An interesting aside, to me: in the dictionary under "ululant" is an quoted use of the word: "dark wasteland...ululant with bitter wind."

    Being Invisible in Death

  • Though how many people look up the word "ululant" in their lives.

    Being Invisible in Death

  • Ann went off to photograph them doing it, and I pressed my ear to the ice and heard the adults underneath calling their ancient song, ululant and ineffably sad.

    Terra Incognita

  • I would give that odd ululant cry I had learned in a dream, and sometimes Kergma would join us, come skittering down the. folds of darkness, out some frayed area of twisted space.

    Prince of Chaos

  • It was high-pitched, ululant-plainly the cry of a master to his minions, his hounds ... or his snow leopards.

    Hero Of Dreams

  • Their church services according to their own accounts, must have been cyclones of hysteria, with the preacher sobbing and streaming, and the congregation in a state of ululant frenzy, with men and women fainting on all sides.

    The Necessity of Atheism

  • The clergy, he confessed, were not what he wished them to be, but they were better than Quakers, naked and ululant.

    Introduction to the Compleat Angler

  • He burst out laughing, after a doubtful and ululant fashion, I dare say; but he went home, took up his auld wife, and played 'Tullochgorum' some fifty times over, with extemporized variations.

    Robert Falconer

  • Femineis ululant; ferit aurea sidera clamor "-- from his favourite poet.

    The Long Night


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