Definition of ululation in English:

ululation

Pronunciation /juːljʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ʌljʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • See ululate

    • ‘Why does Danny Elfman's music score erupt with Arabic-sounding ululations if not to make us think of the Middle East?’
    • ‘Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe - reviled by the west - was greeted by screams, clapping and ululation in Dar es Salaam on Monday at the opening of a summit of southern African countries.’
    • ‘Danny strategically played the Kaya song from his Kaya album and prolonged it till dawn as a way of bidding farewell to 2005 as he welcomed 2006 amid ululations and whistling among his fans in the packed hall.’
    • ‘He was right: the drums were beat perfect, the ululations from women's groups were in tune and the range of outfits had clearly been painstakingly constructed over some time.’
    • ‘Finally when the decorated bajra of the Lahiri family sails into view and the women begin their ululations, they notice that there is no responsive cheer from the bajra, when it is anchored no one rushes to the railings.’
    • ‘In the days to follow, Charles would argue that this high-pitched ululation was the real reason for the crash.’

Pronunciation

ululation

/juːljʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ʌljʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/