verb (used without object), ul·u·lat·ed, ul·u·lat·ing.

  1. to howl, as a dog or a wolf; hoot, as an owl.
  2. to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail.
  3. to lament loudly and shrilly.


  1. (intr) to howl or wail, as with grief

v.1620s, from Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare (see ululation). Related: Ululated; ululating.

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