uke

noun
\ ˈyük How to pronounce uke (audio) \

Definition of uke

Examples of uke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fest is presented by Simsbury Meadows, but in keeping with the miniature scale of the uke, it’s being held in a smaller venue, Simsbury’s Eno Memorial Hall. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 1 Sep. 2022 Every guitarist seems to have a uke handy in the closet or in the trunk of the car. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 1 Sep. 2022 Torstenson says the 14-instrument (counting the uke) theft is the most significant Fret Shop’s endured in recent memory. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 6 July 2022 The uke gave him a fresh outlet with which to explore these ideas. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 27 Dec. 2021 Kinetic Ukes, the north central Connecticut uke community, gathers for a free 3 p.m. show on Aug. 15, rain or shine. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 12 Aug. 2021 The company sold more than a half-million ukes last year alone. Bill Fink, SFChronicle.com, 22 Oct. 2019 Bring your uke for an evening of strumming, singing and just having a good time. cleveland, 11 Oct. 2019 Eddy’s aggressive approach to the material is understood, and echoed, by a frantic chorus of singing, dancing, uke-strumming denizens of the show’s central location, the Kit Kat Club. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 26 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of uke

1921, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 Sep 2022

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“Uke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uke. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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