This is the best word to describe the sound made by the Martians in The War of the Worlds. If you've ever heard Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds you will recognize the sound. If not, try to get a copy if you possibly can. The Martians' cry will haunt you long afterward.


Ul"u*late (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ululated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ululating.] [L. ululatus, p. p. of ululare to howl, yell, shriek.]

To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail; as, ululating jackals.

Sir T. Herbert.


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