Etymology
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ululation (n.)

1590s, from Latin ululationem (nominative ululatio) "a howling or wailing," noun of action from past-participle stem of ululare "to howl, yell, shriek, wail, lament loudly," from a reduplicated imitative root (source also of Greek ololyzein "to cry aloud," Sanskrit ululih "a howling," Lithuanian uliuoti "to howl," Gaelic uileliugh "wail of lamentation," Old English ule "owl").

updated on August 23, 2019

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Definitions of ululation from WordNet

ululation (n.)
a long loud emotional utterance;
Synonyms: howl / howling
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