Wednesday, February 11, 2009


ululate \ˈəl-yə-ˌlāt, ˈyül-\ intransitive verb: howl, wail

Etymology: Latin ululatus, past participle of ululare, of imitative origin

The Italian word urlare means “to scream or howl.” Harper Collins Sansoni Italian Unabridged Dictionary helpfully offers this example: “Ha erlato come un ossesso” (“She screamed like one possessed”). Handy expression.

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