This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
Verbs: ululated, ululating
1. to howl or hoot, as a dog or an owl.
2. to utter shrill, wordless lamentations;wail.
First recorded use 1615-25 – from Latin ululātus past participle of ululār, meaning to howl / shriek – thought to be of imitative origin – connection with ulula, meaning ‘screech owl’.
1) bawl, bay, howl, lament, moan, wail, yowl
2) cry, keen, lament, shriek, shout
be quiet, whimper
Use in a Sentence
1) Gathered in the darkening woodland, the group ululate in joyous imitation of the wolf.
2) Those gathered at the graveside expressed their grief in a symphony of mournful ululation.