Ululation
Ululation Ul`u*la"tion, n. [L. ululatio.] A howling, as of a dog or wolf; a wailing. [1913 Webster]

He may fright others with his ululation. --Wither. [1913 Webster]


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  • ululation — ● ululation ou hululation nom féminin ou ululement ou hululement nom masculin (bas latin ululatio) Cri des rapaces nocturnes, notamment des hiboux. Littéraire. Hurlement sin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ululation — (n.) 1590s, from L. ululationem (nom. ululatio) a howling or wailing, noun of action from pp. stem of ululare ululate, a reduplicated imitative root (Cf. Gk. ololyzein to cry aloud, Skt. ululih a howling, Lith. uluti howl, Gael. uileliugh wail of …   Etymology dictionary

  • ululation — see under ululate at ROAR vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ululation — A  ululation (help·info) is a long, wavering, high pitched sound resembling the howl of a dog or wolf with a trilling quality. It is produced by emitting a high pitched loud voice accompanied with a rapid movement of the tongue and the uvula …   Wikipedia

  • Ululation — Eine Ululation ist ein langer, hoher Klang mit schnell schwankender Tonhöhe, eine besondere Art des Heulens. Er wird durch schnelles Bewegen von Zunge und Gaumenzäpfchen bei gleichzeitigem Singen hohen Tones erzeugt. [1] Bereits im antiken… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ululation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Animal sounds. < N PARAG:Ululation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cry cry &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 crying crying &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 bowwow bowwow ululation latration belling Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • ululation — (u lu la sion) s. f. Terme latin francisé et fort peu usité. •   Gémissement en forme de hurlement Les demoiselles d Ilium Firent longue ululation, Et si longtemps qu elles voulurent, SCARR. Virg. III. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. ululationem, de ululare… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ululation — ululate ► VERB ▪ howl or wail. DERIVATIVES ululation noun. ORIGIN Latin ululare howl, shriek …   English terms dictionary

  • ululation — noun see ululate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ululation — See ululant. * * * …   Universalium

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