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Definition of the noun ukulele

What does ukulele mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ukuleles

  1. a small guitar having four strings
    • examples: Tom was sitting on the edge of the desk playing his ukulele. | Tom can't even play one song on his ukulele without making mistakes. | Tom encouraged Mary to take ukulele lessons. | Tom doesn't want a ukulele made of plastic. | All Tom wanted was for Mary to play a couple of tunes on her ukulele. | "Looks like Maki's a twin!" Ken said. "Really now," I replied, totally uninterested. Maki was a member of a ukulele club that ran beside our club in the school lounge. She looked lovely in Ken's eyes, but to me she was just the sixth cutest girl in class - average, in my opinion. | I'll teach you how to play the ukulele if you want me to. | I haven't played the ukulele in years. | Tom sat under a tree, strumming his ukulele.
    • region: Aloha State / Haw. / Hawai'i / Hawaii / HI
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of ukulele: uke
    • more generic word: guitar = a stringed instrument usually having six strings

Alternative definition of the noun ukulele


  1. [musical instruments] A small four-stringed guitar.

Phrases with ukulele

  1. Plagithmysus ukulele
  2. species Plagithmysus ukulele


Ukulele is a musical group.

  • also known as You Ke Li Lin, Àu§J§õªL, Yuko Lilun, 优客李林, 優克李林
  • members:
    • Terry Lin between and (5 years)
    • 李驥 between and (5 years)
  • albums: "優客年代" (disc 1: 優盤), "精選優客李林", "Ocean Deep", "捍衛愛情", "認錯", "黃絲帶", "昨日·今日·永遠", "少年遊", "最深的想念: 未完成的優客李林", "Perhaps Love"

There are other groups with ukulele in their name, like The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.


  1. "Ukulele" a.k.a. "Ukulélé" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Ukulele" is a musical album of Kaláka.
    • released in (21 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ukulele

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Google previewMusic, Physics and Engineering (2013)

by Harry F. Olson

The ukulele is a small version of the guitar. It consists of four strings stretched between a combination bridge and tailpiece fastened to the flat top of the body and the end of a fretted finger board (Fig. 5.63). The four open strings of the ukulele ...

Google previewFuture Information Engineering (2 Volume Set) (2014)

by Garry Lee

Nowadays, the ukulele is a very popular musical instrument because it is melodious, easy to carry, and inexpensive. However, self-studying on the ukulele is difficult for beginners because the existing ukulele lessons lack necessary ...

Google preview20 Progressive Fingerstyle Studies for Uke (2011)

by Rob MacKillop

The ukulele is an extraordinary instrument with a remarkable history.

Google previewMusic (2013)

The ukulele is a small guitar developed in Hawaii during the 19th century from the Portuguese cavaquinho. It has four strings that are plucked or strummed, while the pitch of the notes is changed by fretting the strings at the neck. Different sizes ...

Google previewUnderstanding Ukulele Chords (2004)

by Robbert Van Renesse

The ukulele is a wonderfully versatile, small, and easy to play nut - instrument. Like a guitar, it is very well suited to chord accompaniment, but as there are only four strings, the ukulele is much easier to master than a guitar. The Fretboard If you ...

Google previewWhat Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools (2012)

by George Theoharis, Jeffrey S. Brooks

The ukulele is an instrument that is relatively easy to play, allowing for a quick path to a satisfying musical experience; it can be used to accompany songs, it can be performed by an individual student without the need for a teacher and other ...

Google previewEasy Ukulele Method (2010)

by Mary Lou Stout Dempler

The ukulele is an instrument for everyone and every type of music!! Whether it's rock, country, jazz,

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Ukulele (2012)

by David Hodge

The ukulele is a relatively new instrument, yet it has a rich history. • The four basic sizes of...

The baritone ukulele is the largest of the four basic ukes and its strings are normally tuned quite lower than those of the soprano ...

Google previewJack London and Hawaii (1918)

by Charmian London

The ukulele is the sweetest thing in the world — that petite guitar-shape, with its four slender strings, that seems a part of the native ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Gospel Music (2013)

by W. K. McNeil

Photos of these groups show that they often used tenor, banjo guitar, or even banjo ukulele (a hybrid featuring a small banjo head attached to a ukulele neck) as accompanying instruments. Although not many of these groups recorded, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture (2004)

by Cordelia Candelaria, Peter J. García, Arturo J. Aldama

Choro music is composed by playing the ukulele or guitar and percussion and is accompanied by a recorder, flute, or a clarinet. This style of music came about when musicians began to bring elements from several different cultures into one ...

Google previewThe Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed. (2001)

by William D. Crump

Arising in the Zulia State, gaita has no relationship to a literal bagpipe; instead, typical instruments include a cuatro (ukulele), furruco and tambora (two kinds of drums), maracas (rattles), and electronic organs and guitars. Virtually everyone in ...

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2004)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

kamikaze < Japanese; ukulele< Hawaiian; zebra < Bantu; canyon < Spanish; ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999)

by the late Leonard Feather, the late Ira Gitler Professor of Jazz History Manhattan School of Music

backed singer Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”). Made hundreds of jazz rec. dates between '26 and mid '30s w. Red Nichols; Jack Teagarden; Jack Pettis; Miff Mole; Dorsey Bros.; Red Norvo; Benny Goodman; ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary Define-a-Thon for the High SchoolFreshman (2007)

by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

harpsichord ukulele xylophone zither 53. A machine for lifting and moving heavy objects. It consists of a movable boom that is equipped with pulleys and ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary For Misspellers (1995)

by Vijaya Kumar

CORRECT WORD ubiquity ukulele ulceration ulterior ultimatum umbilical umpire undoubtin g undulatory unevenness unforgettable unforgivable unguent unison universal unleash unmistakably unsuitable unveil unwieldy unwrap unyielding ...

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I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well. (Don Henley)
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Scrabble value of U1K5U1L1E1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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