Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To howl, wail, or lament loudly, especially by alternating rapidly between two high-pitched sounds.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • verb emit long loud cries

Etymologies

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

[Latin ululāre, ululāt-, ultimately of imitative origin.]

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Latin ululāre ("to howl"), of imitative origin.

Examples

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  • I had to look this one up today after reading it in What is the What. I'm gonna keep this word, I like it.

    November 11, 2007

  • Not to be confused with uvulate.

    August 26, 2008

  • Citation on shit-works.

    June 19, 2009