Thursday, March 12, 2009
ululate \UL-yuh-layt; YOOL-\, intransitive verb:
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; she made notes break and ululate.
-- Jon Pareles, "On the Third Day There Was Whooping and There Was Moshing", New York Times, August 18, 1998
Passing the property developers house at the cusp of dawn, the stillness of the moment was shattered. Above, behind smoked glass railings, a group of shirtless former All Blacks were ululating in unison.
-- Mark. E. Fellis Getting To Know Susan Of Herne Bay, Parnell Press 2005