Here is a strange word that I have had trouble rolling over my tongue since the moment I saw it. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen it before. I could guess the meaning by the context, however, but I wanted to share the word with you too, so I looked it up.

Ululation – to howl, hoot, or wail; to lament loudly and shrilly (for those who are curious, it is pronounced ul – ya – lay – shun)

Usage: “It was badly stage-managed, for even the rawest investigators must be struck by the absence of the usual feminine ululation.”