Ululating – meaning of the word and examples

To utter a loud, usually protracted, high-pitched, rhythmical sound especially as an expression of sorrow, joy, celebration, or reverence: Howl. (Merriam – Webster)

To howl, as a dog or a wolf; hoot, as an owl. (Dictionary.com)

To utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail. (Dictionary.com)

To lament loudly and shrilly. (Dictionary.com)

If someone ululates, they make quickly repeated loud sounds, often to express sorrow or happiness. (Collins Dictionary)


The Zaghareet is a strange ululation sound made by the Arab women when they usher in the bride and the groom. The ululating is a speciality of their weddings and is sure to drench you in their cultural exquisiteness.

Ten things that you can get experienced in an Arab Wedding. 


Whooping and ululating, joyful Saudi women finally take the wheel.



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