ululation

[ uhl-yuh-leyt, yool- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ululation
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He could not bring himself to be flung into that vortex of ululation.

It was odd to see the effect that the ululation of the wild cat crying out in the woods had had upon the strapping frontiersman.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Latin ululationem (nominative ululatio) "a howling or wailing," noun of action from past participle stem of ululare "ululate," a reduplicated imitative root (cf. Greek ololyzein "to cry aloud," Sanskrit ululih "a howling," Lithuanian uluti "howl," Gaelic uileliugh "wail of lamentation," Old English ule "owl").

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