from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To howl, wail, or lament loudly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to howl loudly or prolongedly in lamentation or joy
  • v. to produce a rapid and prolonged series of sharp noises with one's voice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To howl, as a dog or a wolf. To hoot or screech, as an owl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. emit long loud cries


Latin ululāre, ululāt-, ultimately of imitative origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin ululāre ("to howl"), of imitative origin. (Wiktionary)



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