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ul·u·la·tion

(ŭl'yū-lā'shŭn),
Rarely used term for the inarticulate crying of emotionally disturbed persons.
[L. ululo, pp. -atus, to howl]

ululation

(ŭl″ū-lā′shŭn) [L. ululare, to howl]
Howling; wailing.
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The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office tweeted a video on their Arabic account of the supposed ululations, saying: "Maybe you can hear the 'Zaghrata' at the moment Harry and Meghan leave the church after the wedding?"
This Jordanian artist responded with a cartoon showing Jordan throwing article 308 into the bin, while making the celebratory ululation sound.
Dans les cultures du Moyen-Orient ainsi que certaines parties de l'Afrique, 'ululation' est frequemment utilise dans les evenements emotionnels, y compris les mariages et les funerailles.
As we approached the far end of the bridge, we could hear the ululations of some of the women who had reached the camp ahead of us.
It was all ululation, singing and dancing by barefoot local residents when the Japanese government delivered the hospital equipment to Rutaka Health Center on Wednesday.
Powerful hip swings progressed to pelvic thrusts as she yelled a high-pitch ululation traditionally shouted by enthusiastic belly-dancing women showing an appreciation for another dancer's skill.
It is followed by shouting, ululation, and lullilooing within the secret society, and this is, in turn, followed by a group of energetic teenagers shouting inharmoniously.
The presentation was greeted by ululation among the women.
The Moroccans receive the month of "obedience" with cannons shooting and women's ululation (high-pitched tongue trill).
In a strongly worded eight-page opposition, the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) said of Napoles' plea: 'Her ululation is misplaced, if not outright preposterous.'
As the families and friends gathered ahead of the highly anticipated arrival of the plane, cries of happiness and ululation rang in the hall to welcome Machnouk and many thanked him for his efforts in securing the release of the three businessmen.
He looked down and remembered Garang's speech he and his father heard over the radio many years ago; that "peace will bless us once more with hearing the happy giggling of children and the enchanting ululation of women who are excited in happiness for one reason or another." But these dreams have departed him.