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ukulele

noun uku·le·le \ˌyü-kə-ˈlā-lē, ˌü-\

Simple Definition of ukulele

  • : a musical instrument that is like a small guitar with four strings

Full Definition of ukulele

  1. :  a small guitar of Portuguese origin popularized in Hawaii in the 1880s and strung typically with four strings

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Variants of ukulele

also uke·le·le play \ˌyü-kə-ˈlā-lē, ˌü-\

Origin of ukulele

Hawaiian ʽukulele, from ʽuku flea + lele jumping


First Known Use: 1896

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