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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]
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ululation

(ŭl″ū-lā′shŭn) [L. ululare, to howl]
Howling; wailing.
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Despite allowing anticipation to develop in recent weeks that a high-level US visit would coincide with the announcement of significant confidence-building measures (CBMs), the government has since taken a step back from the planned ululations, in an effort to manage expectations.
A string of white pearls around her neck, her hair tied in a bun, Louisa Hanoune, the only woman running for Algeria's presidency, holds out her palms and declares: "I have clean hands".The remark triggers an outburst of celebratory ululations and chants of "Louisa!
Then there was the rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley who went on to make dozens of Gold Records, send millions of hysterical fans into ululations of delight, and gross US$1 billion in earnings--before he died at the young age of 42, on August 16, 1977.
The 23-year-old's eerie and effortlessly powerful voice, coupled with her jaw-dropping natural beauty, had the venue transfixed from the first chilly ululations of the opening Hey Now to the dancedriven finale Metal and Dust.
The 23-year-old's eerie and effortlessly powerful voice had the entire venue transfixed from the first chilly ululations of the opening Hey Now to the dance-driven finale, Metal and Dust.
"Forest Nymphs" (2009), for example, features music sampling Eddie Murphy's pseudo-African ululations from the 1983 movie Trading Places, and so one might expect the video to address racial stereotypes or cultural ignorance.
It is that Koreans' ululations on his death are almost sincere.
The expressions of the different cultures were so magnificent: the drumming, the ululations, the use of masks to transform into different animals, the way to use the hands and spine and face and feet.
Then the appearance of a mysterious light over the church tower jolts the gathering into a frenzy of cries and ululations. It is the apparition of the Virgin Mary, they say.
One wedding shop owner in Sanaa estimated that there are a hundred weddings in Sanaa every week in the months after Ramadan, and judging by the cacophony of music, fireworks and women's ululations on the streets of Sanaa, he might be right.
And a midst wedding ululations, my mother hung my diploma in the kitchen.