uke

noun
\ ˈyük How to pronounce uke (audio) \

Definition of uke

Examples of uke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 But ukes are popular for their light weight and ease to play, and music booklets had waterproof covers, just in case the rain prediction came true. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, 21 May 2018 The sale will feature soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukes and all accessories. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, 14 Dec. 2017 Flashes of vintage Swift shine through the album’s 12 tracks, which has much grander musical ambitions than VanderWaal's uke-strumming may have initially shown. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, 2 Nov. 2017

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Uke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uke. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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