from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


From Latin ululātiō, from ululō ("I howl, yell, shriek"). (Wiktionary)



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    It was used by Native American women of the Great Plains in much the same way.

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