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.