Ululate – Writer’s Vocabulary Word of the Week | Robin Red Breast Update

This morning, after I finished swinging through the treetops looking for my husband Tarzan, I noticed that Momma Robin had left her nest unattended.  I seized the opportunity to snap a picture of her new babies.  It looks like the one on the right just hatched!  I’m so excited!  Please excuse me while I go beat my chest and give Tarzan an ululating call to tell him the good news!  (Ululate is my writer’s vocabulary word of the day.  It means to howl or wail, in grief or in jubilation.)005

7 thoughts on “Ululate – Writer’s Vocabulary Word of the Week | Robin Red Breast Update

    • LOL! As long as the police don’t site you for violating a noise ordinance…you’re set! Ululate all you want!

  1. I first heard /learned this word used when pastoring in Morrill,Me. In fact it was Frank Grover who wrote it in a Letter to the Editor in the Republican Journal. I loved it! I must admit that it sent me to the dictionary for a definition. Roy Sheldon was great with these seldom used words,too. Both he and Frank would give you that “gottcha” look and just snicker, remember? ‘Nuff said!

    • It’s a great word. Frank and Roy were such characters!

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