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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(ii) Specific Sounds

412. [Animal Sounds.] Ululation.

   NOUN:ULULATION, howling, mugiency [obs.], reboation [rare]; cry &c. v.; crying &c. v.; call, note, howl, bark, yelp, bowwow, latration, belling; woodnote; insect cry, twittering, fritiniancy [obs.], drone; cuckoo.
   VERB:ULULATE, howl, cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, latrate, bark, yelp; bay, bay the moon; yap, growl, yarr [obs.], yawl [dial.], yaup or yawp, snarl, howl; grunt, gruntle; snort, squeak; neigh, bray; mew, mewl, purr, caterwaul, miaow; bleat, low, moo; troat [rare], croak, crow, screech, caw, coo, gobble, quack, cackle, gaggle, guggle; chuck, chuckle; cluck, clack; chirp, cheep, chirrup, chirk [obs.], peep, sing, pule, twitter, chatter, hoot, wail, cuckoo; hum, buzz; hiss, blatter, blat [colloq.].
   ADJECTIVE:ULULANT, crying &c. v.; blatant, latrant, remugient [obs.], mugient; deepmouthed, full-mouthed; rebellowing, reboant [rare].
   ADVERB:in full cry.
  1. I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove; I will roar you, an ’twere any nightingale.—Midsummer’s Night’s Dream
  2. Whose household words are songs in many keys.—Longfellow
  3. With bark and whoop and wild halloo.—Scott