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Definition of ululate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ululate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈjuːljʊleɪt//
 
, BrE//ˈʌljʊleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌljʊleɪt//
 
[intransitive] (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ululate
BrE BrE//ˈjuːljʊleɪt//
 
, BrE//ˈʌljʊleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌljʊleɪt//
 
he / she / it ululates
BrE BrE//ˈjuːljʊleɪts//
 
, BrE//ˈʌljʊleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌljʊleɪts//
 
past simple ululated
BrE BrE//ˈjuːljʊleɪtɪd//
 
, BrE//ˈʌljʊleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌljʊleɪtɪd//
 
past participle ululated
BrE BrE//ˈjuːljʊleɪtɪd//
 
, BrE//ˈʌljʊleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌljʊleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form ululating
BrE BrE//ˈjuːljʊleɪtɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈʌljʊleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌljʊleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to give a long cry synonym wail Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin ululat- ‘howled, shrieked’, from the verb ululare, of imitative origin.
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