\ UL-yuh-layt; YOOL- \ , intransitive verb;

1. To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

She used harrowing, penetrating nasal tones and a rasp that approached Janis Joplin’s double-stops; shemade notes break and ululate.
— Jon Pareles, “On the Third Day There Was Whooping and There Was Moshing”, New York Times , August 18, 1998

Ululate derives from Latin ululare, to howl, to yell, ultimately of imitative origin. The noun form is ululation; the adjective form is ululant.

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