- to howl or hoot
- to wail or lament loudly
Origin of ululate; from Classical Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare, to howl: echoic
intransitive verbul·u·lat·ed, ul·u·lat·ing, ul·u·lates
Origin of ululateLatin ululare, ululat-, ultimately of imitative origin.
(third-person singular simple present ululates, present participle ululating, simple past and past participle ululated)
Latin ululÄre (“to howl"), of imitative origin.