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ukulele

noun uku·le·le \ˌyü-kə-ˈlā-lē, ˌü-\

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

Full Definition of UKULELE

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

Variants of UKULELE

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

Illustration of UKULELE

Origin of UKULELE

Hawaiian ʽukulele, from ʽuku flea + lele jumping
First Known Use: 1896

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