What is another word for ululation?

Pronunciation: [ˌʌluːlˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Ululation, also known as howling or wailing, refers to a high-pitched, emotive vocalization which is often used as a form of cultural expression. In certain parts of the world, ululation is commonly used as a means of celebration, mourning, and even protest. However, there are several synonyms for the word ululation that can be used to convey similar emotions and meanings. These include yowling, shrieking, squalling, screeching, and keening. Each of these synonyms may have slightly different connotations or nuances, but they all share a similar sense of emotional intensity and vocal expressiveness.

What are the hypernyms for Ululation?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Ululation

Then from the blue depths of the humid green came a great outcry, answered by the ululation of the women in warning.
"Witch-Doctors"
Charles Beadle
Their festive board drives the African jungle fever from their doors, while it soothes the gloom and isolation which strike one with awe, as one emerges from the lighted room and plunges into the depths of the darkness of an African night, enlivened only by the wearying monotone of the frogs and crickets, and the distant ululation of the hyena.
"How I Found Livingstone"
Sir Henry M. Stanley
But Bobby had to go to bed, and he fell asleep with snatches of conversation, the shriek of runners and the weird ululation of warning ringing in his ears.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde"
Stewart Edward White

Famous quotes with Ululation

  • The Feraliminal Lycanthropizer is a low frequency thanato-auric wave generator. Known for its use by the Nazis and for its animalizing effects on human subjects tested within measurable vibratory proximity, the machine electrically generates two subsonic sinewaves—one 3hz, the other 9hz. Together, these two frequencies (one acting as carrier, the other as program) generate a lower third, .56hz. In addition to these sinewave generators, the machine contains four tape loops of unduplicable lengths, each containing textual material. Two of these loops operate below the threshold of decipherability (one forward, the other backward), and two operate far beyond the opposite threshold (also one forward, the other backward). The effect of the subsonic sinewaves on the sound of these human voice recordings is one of organic ululation.
    David Woodard

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